Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris, cicla group
Common Name: Rainbow Chard, silverbeet, perpetual spinach, crab beet, Swiss Chard, sea kale beet, spinach beet, Chilean beet, white beet, strawberry beet and mangold
Description: Rainbow Chard delivers the delightful chard flavor in a plethora of colors. It is commonly found in dishes sauteed as a side dish, soup, stew, raw in salads and utilized similarly to spinach (boiled, steamed, braised and sauteed).
- Rainbow Chard is in the beet family, however, it’s root is inedible.
- Rainbow Chard is a staple in Mediterranean kitchens and was first utilized in Italy.
- Swiss Chard was named by a Swiss botanist and was so named Swiss Chard.
The following table offers the nutritional values for 1 cup (36 grams)of raw Swiss Chard provided by the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22 (2009):
|Vitamin C||10.8 mg|