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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

My challenge this week was to try a new vegetable. I tried Swiss chard. I’ve never had it. I was very surprised to learn it is related to the beet. It was quite tasty. The taste is a little stronger than spinach but not as tough as kale.

According to the web site The World’s Healthiest Food: Swiss chard is not only one of the most popular vegetables along the Mediterranean but it is one of the most nutritious vegetables around and ranks second only to spinach following our analysis of the total nutrient-richness of the World's Healthiest vegetables.

Multiple studies on animals have shown that chard has unique benefits for blood sugar regulation. In addition, chard may provide special benefits in the diets of individuals diagnosed with diabetes.

I sautéed it in olive oil, garlic, and sea salt. This veggie is definitely a keeper!

1 comment:

  1. Yum. I love Chard, especially red chard. It tastes even more like beets.