Geek talkVulgaris var.

But we talkSwiss Chard, silverbeet, perpetual spinach, spinach beet, crab beet, bright lights, seakale beet, mangold, leaf beet, white beet, joutte, blette

DescriptionAlso referred to as swiss chard this leafy green vegetable comes from the same family as spinach and beets. Often used in Mediterranean cooking, the thick crunch stalk of chard comes in a variety of colors from white, red, yellow, green and orange and sometimes bunched together is sold as rainbow chard. Chard is sometimes prepared raw in a salad, but is also regularly prepared boiled where it maintains much of its nutritional value. .

Kitchen PharmacyGreen chard has been linked to helping reduce risk of diabetes as well as helping those who have diabetes by lowering the rate of blood sugar. A tremendous source of calcium, chard provides great bone support. Holding high levels of vitamin K, chard is believed to be beneficial in preventing alzheimers as well as supporting a strong immune system.

Origin: Europe

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