Also known as Swiss chard, these greens come from a variety of beet grown specifically for its stems and leaves.

With a a full-bodied texture that tastes similar to spinach, Swiss chard is an excellent source of beta-carotene and a good source of vitamin C.

Estimated Glycemic Load=1

Selecting and Storing Chard

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.

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