You may know it as Swiss chard, but green chard actually stems from the Mediterranean region. It’s a leafy green vegetable packed with nutrients and a mild enough flavor that pairs nicely with a variety of dishes. With just 3 ½ ounces, you’ll receive 130 percent of your recommended daily value of vitamin A!
When buying green chard, look for vibrant, unbruised leaves and stems. Green chard stalks with smaller leaves tend to have a sweeter taste. Don’t wash your green chard until you’re ready to prepare it, and store it in your vegetable compartment for up to three days. Try steaming green chard to keep its flavor: cook leaves like you would collard greens and stems like you would asparagus.