Rainbow Chard

Rainbow Chard

Rainbow chard combines the mineral edge of Swiss chard, the earthy sweetness of red chard, and the mild nutty flavour of golden chard.  

Highly nutritious rainbow chard (also known as silverbeet) contains high levels of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium and fibre. Its nutritional benefits are second only to spinach and its unique flavonoid phytonutrients potentially offer blood sugar regulating properties.  

When buying rainbow chard, select bunches that have a good mix of colours, bright green leaves, fresh-cut stems, and no yellowing or wilting. Buy big bunches and store them loosely wrapped in plastic in the refrigerator.

Rainbow chard can be cooked much in the same way you would spinach. It is great in a sauté or stir-fry. For even cooking, separate the stems from the leaves. Chop the stems and start cooking them before you add the leaves. Sweet, tangy, and creamy things help temper the mineral edge of chard. A bit of balsamic vinegar, a squirt of lemon juice, or a bit of crème fraîche are all fabulous with chard.

Rainbow chard is now in season. Buy yours at SuperNature Forum or online.