Charming Chard

Vegetable Chard

Rainbow chard is bursting with nutrients including vitamin K, A and C, magnesium, iron and calcium. Research suggests it’s leaves contain over 13 different polyphenol antioxidants, making chard a deliciously healthy choice!

Chard is particularly rich in vitamin K which is vital for blood clotting and bone health. Although around 50% of our vitamin K requirement is produced in our gut, we need to get the remainder from our diet.

Chard is especially beneficial to help prevent conditions such as osteoporosis and low bone density, due to its combination of vitamin K, calcium and magnesium content.

 Rainbow chard can be boiled, steamed or sautéed with garlic and lemon juice; try with a dollop of crème fraiche and a sprinkle of toasted pine nuts. It’s great in soups and omelettes and if you enjoy juicing, be sure to include some chard!

My ‘Nutritional Nugget’ written for Field to Fork Organics weekly newsletter