Swiss chard is the green portion of a variety of beet, and has been eaten for thousands of years. This vegetable was identified and described by a Swiss botanist, and hence the name "Swiss chard".
Swiss chard contains oxalates and should be consumed cautiously or avoided by those with a predisposition to kidney stones.
Look for chard with a fresh green color and moist, crisp, unwilted greens. The leaves should be unblemished by tiny holes, which indicate insect damage. Wrap unwashed Swiss chard in damp paper towels, place in a plastic bag and store in the crisper of the refrigerator for three to five days.
Serving size: 1 cup(s)chardView Calorie Breakdown
Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 9 : 1
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