What is the most nutritious way to eat Swiss chard?

What is the most nutritious way to eat Swiss chard?

Here are some excellent ways to add Swiss chard to your diet:

  1. Sauté it with coconut oil and add it to scrambled eggs.
  2. Use it in hearty soups and stews.
  3. Add it to a mixed green salad.
  4. Toss a few leaves of it into your favorite smoothie.
  5. Rub the leaves with olive oil and salt, then bake to make chips.

How do you make Swiss chard less bitter?

Swiss Chard can be eaten raw, though it contains oxalic acid, so it may be better for you to eat it cooked. Cooking it also makes it less bitter. I like to pair it with sweet onions, garlic and even a splash of vinegar.

Does Swiss chard keep growing?

Chard is best treated as a “cut-and-come-again” crop. This harvesting technique involves taking only a few older leaves at a time from each plant, allowing younger leaves to continue growing for additional harvests later in the season.

What else is Swiss chard called?

Swiss chard is also known as stem chard, spinach beet, leaf beet, white beet, seakale beet, and silver beet. • Some gardeners choose to feature chard in their gardens because of the chard's colorful stem and decorative large green leaves.

How many types of Swiss chard are there?

The major varieties of Swiss chard include Bright Lights, Bright Yellow, Fordhook Giant, Lucullus, Rhubarb Chard, Rhubarb Red, and Ruby. The different kinds of chard bunched together are known as Rainbow Chard, which is the common name to describe the bright stalks.

When do you plant Swiss chard?

Plant Swiss chard in the spring, 2 to 4 weeks before the last frost date. These colorful, nutritious plants grow well in raised garden beds, containers, and in-ground gardens. Space Swiss chard 12 to 18 inches apart in nutrient-rich, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.

Can Swiss chard grow in shade?

Swiss Chard Among vegetables, leafy greens are the most tolerant of shade, including kale, lettuce, spinach, arugula and chard. Related to both beets and spinach, Swiss chard tastes a little like both and is fairly easy to grow.

When do you plant chard seeds?

How to sow seeds

  1. To sow chard - from mid March to mid May - make a trench 2.