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Chard, Swiss - Green and Red

Our Swiss chard has a hearty and satisfying taste and texture, and is best when briefly boiled. Try it with extra virgin olive oil, garlic, and a fine vinegar, or a squeeze of lemon.

 

Fresh From...

Both our green Swiss chard and red Swiss chard is grown locally, right here in our own fields, November to mid-May, and is sold by the pound. Depending on the season and availability, Jessica's Stand also sells Certified Organic chard from other farms.

 

Health Benefits

"Multiple studies on animals have shown that chard has unique benefits for blood sugar regulation. In addition, chard may provide special benefits in the diets of individuals diagnosed with diabetes...

...the range of phytonutrients in chard is even more extensive than researchers initially suspected, and at this point in time, about three dozen antioxidant phytonutrients have been identified in chard... [which] provide chard with its colorful stems, stalks, and leaf veins... As a rule, the phytonutrient antioxidants in chard also act as anti-inflammatory agents...

With its very good supply of calcium, its excellent supply of magnesium, and the vitamin K it provides in amounts six to eight times higher than the Daily Value (in just one boiled cup), chard provides standout bone support."

Source: whfoods.com


Nutrition Facts

Swiss chard is one of the most nutrient-dense greens available. "...An excellent source of bone-building vitamin K, manganese, and magnesium; antioxidant vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E; heart-healthy potassium and dietary fiber; and energy-producing iron. It is a very good source of bone-healthy copper and calcium; energy-producing vitamin B2 and vitamin B6; and muscle-building protein. In addition, Swiss chard is a good source of energy-producing phosphorus, vitamin B1, vitamin B5, biotin, and niacin; immune supportive zinc; and heart-healthy folate. "

Source: whfoods.com