Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris variety cicla
Common Names: Magenta Chard, magenta Swiss Chard, perpetual spinach, spinach beet, seakale beet, mangold, silver beet and crab beet
Description: Magenta Chard has a striking magenta stalk and vein that graduates into a deep forest green. It provides a colorful contrast as well as contributing a smooth, mild flavored taste. It is commonly used in salads as well as soup, garnishes and practically any way spinach is used.
- Magenta Chard can be found prepared in Mediterranean kitchens.
- Chard is descended from a beet that lived in the sea, off the coast of southern Europe.
- Magenta Chard is a common food item in the surrounding Mediterranean area.
The following table provides the nutritional value for1 cup (36 grams) of Magenta Chard provided by the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22 (2009):
|Vitamin C||10.8 mg|
|Vitamin E||.68 mg|