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3 Nov

The Bitter Swiss

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Swiss Chard

Don’t let the spinach scare stop you from getting copious greens in your diet. I recommend trying out chard in replacement of spinach, regardless of the current health scare.

Chard is actually a member of the spinach family, but it is more substantial and greater in nutritional value than regular spinach. I’m always amazed at how inexpensive chard is, too – even the organic variety. For recipes, you’ll find chard’s texture is better than spinach, too – it doesn’t get stringy or mushy.

Chard packs a lot of nutritional density for bone health, so it’s appropriate given our osteoporosis discussion. Chop it up, throw it in any sauces, risottos or stir fries, and enjoy high levels of vitamin K, A, C, iron, calcium, potassium, manganese and magnesium. Chard is also the most fibrous leaf you can eat. Try it out this weekend.

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  1. WTF

    Djdingo wrote on April 29th, 2011
  2. I could hardly believe my eyes, when I saw that word “risottos” in there. Did Grok eat risotto?

    Michael wrote on May 17th, 2011
  3. I am a huge fan of swiss chard. One of my favorite greens. Great in smoothies and salads and as a great addition to stir fries!

    Primal Toad wrote on June 27th, 2011
  4. wiki says the family is beetroot not spinach

    Lya wrote on July 19th, 2011

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