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.