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Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard

Nutritional Table

Selection - Choose chards that have crisp stalks and tender leaves. Those with dark green leaves have a stronger flavor than the ones with reddish leaves.

Storage - Refrigerate in a sealed plastic bag for 3 days.

Preparation - Remove root ends. Wash several times in water and drain. Cover and cook with just enough water to cling to the leaves over med.-high heat for 8-10 minutes until tender.
To Microwave: Place in 2-quart casserole container with 2 Tbsp. water. Cover and microwave for 4-6 minutes until tender, stirring once.

Nutritional Information - Swiss Chard is a good source for both vitamins A and C. It also contains a fair amount of iron.

Benefits - May guard against cancer.

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