Fresh, locally grown rainbow chard is now available at the shop! Add some colour to your dishes and load on vitamins and antioxidants!
Here are some fact about chard:
  1. Chard is a low-calorie vegetable that is high in magnesium, iron, potassium and vitamins A, C and K.
  2. It is high in many antioxidants including beta-carotene and flavonoids, which may help prevent certain conditions like heart disease and lung cancer.
  3. Chard is an excellent source of vitamin K, a nutrient essential for proper blood clotting and skeletal health.
  4. It may help lower blood pressure and cholesterol, which may prevent heart disease.
  5. Chard is high in fibre and antioxidants, which may improve blood sugar control and lower your risk of diabetes.
  6. Being high in fibre and low in calories, it is considered a weight-loss-friendly food.
You can add chard to your diet in so many ways:
  • Use it in hearty soups and stews.
  • Add it to a mixed green salad.
  • Toss a few leaves of it into your favourite smoothie.
  • Rub the leaves with olive oil and salt, then bake them to make chips.
  • Sauté with garlic and olive oil for a tasty side dish.
  • Use it in place of basil when making homemade pesto.
  • Blend fresh chard with hummus for a tasty, nutritious dip.
  • Stuff chicken breast with chard and goat cheese.
  • Toss it into your favourite omelette.