Swiss Chard

Chard, also known by the common names Swiss chard, silverbeet, perpetual spinach, spinach beet, crab beet, seakale beet, and mangold, is a leafy vegetable, and is one of the cultivated descendants of the sea beet. Similar to beetroot (garden beet), it is usually grown primarily for its edible roots.The word Swiss was used to distinguish chard from French spinach varieties by 19th century seed catalog publishers. The first varieties have been traced back to Sicily. Chard is used in a variety of cultures around the world, including Arab cuisine.Swiss chard is high in vitamins A, K and C, with a ..

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