Greens Swiss Chard

Swiss chard is related to garden beets. It does not produce a usable root and is grown for its leaves and stems, which can be harvested all season. Harvest chard by cutting individual outer leaves close to the ground. Even large leaves are good, but the younger leaves 6 to 8 inches tall have a milder flavor. If you do not damage the terminal bud of the plant, located near the ground and in the center of the plant, the plant will continue to produce until it freezes in the fall.

Use Storage Method 2. Chard will keep for 7 to 10 days.

Nutrition note: 1 cup raw Swiss chard contains 7 calories and 0.6 grams of fiber. Chard is an excellent source of vitamin A (24% DV) and a good source of vitamin C (18% DV). Color = green.

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