Select chard with fresh green leaves; avoid those that are yellow or discolored.
Nutrient Content Claims
Fat free, Saturated fat free, Cholesterol free, Low calorie, High in vitamin A, High in vitamin C, High in vitamin K, Good source of magnesium, Good source of copper, Good source of manganese
Dietary Fat & Cancer: Development of cancer depends on many factors. A diet low in total fat may reduce the risk of some cancers. Swiss chard is fat free.
Dietary Saturated Fat & Cholesterol & Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: While many factors affect heart disease, diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of this disease. Swiss chard contains no fat, saturated fat, or cholesterol.
Fruits & Vegetables & Cancer: Low fat diets rich in fruits and vegetables (foods that are low in fat and may contain dietary fiber, vitamin A, or vitamin C) may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors. Swiss chard is an excellent source of vitamins A and C.
Store unwashed leaves in plastic bags in the crisper in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days.
Social Media Posts
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