Swiss chard

Swiss chard is a leafy, green vegetable that is incredibly flexible in its preparation possibilities. It is similar to spinach in its nutrient content, yet with a more refined flavor. Keep in mind that chard needs to be thoroughly washed before cooking.

Chard is extremely high in Vitamin K, containing as much as 6 times your daily requirements. It also contains fiber, riboflavin, B6, and high concentrations of manganese, magnesium, potassium, iron, and other minerals.

Swiss chard can be prepared in a variety of ways, but the healthiest is to boil it to reduce the acids in the vegetable.  It can also be steamed, sautéed, or braised. Use it in soups, stews, casseroles, and omelets.

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