How to cook Chard
Add small chard leaves to salads. Chard can also be cooked in the same way as spinach and is often steamed, stir-fried, sautéed, or wilted into stews and sauces. Large leaves can also be stuffed or used as wraps. The crunchy stem is also delicious and is often braised until tender.
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DID YOU KNOW?
Chard is a leafy vegetable of the Goosefoot plant family, related to beetroot, turnips and swedes.
Chard is such a colourful vegetable – over the years, growers have bred varieties in purple, red, yellow, orange, white, and even shocking pink!
Chard is a brilliant substitute for spinach because the plant can withstand the cold and will keep growing for two years.
What are the health benefits?
Chard is super-high in folate. Folate is a nutrient we need to make red blood cells – we need red blood cells to transport oxygen around our body.