- Swiss chard has crinkled leaves with a spinach like flavor and white or brightly colored stalks. The entire stem needs to be cut out of the leaf before cooking. Chopped stems are delicious, but need extra time to cook
- Choose leaves with very firm stems and not brown or soft spots. Place Swiss chard in a plastic bag and store it in the fridge where it will keep for a week.
- Try it in broth or risotto, or sauteed with garlic, and dried crushed red pepper.
- Swiss chard is rich in antioxidants. Eating it may promote bone, eye, and digestive tract health.