Swiss chard also organic

Swiss chard
Swiss chard

Swiss chard has long, flat, broad, slightly ribbed stems which are white, yellow or red depending on how mature the plant is. Swiss chard tastes like a cross between spinach and sorrel. The leaves have a slightly bitter aroma The stems taste nutty and are reminiscent of asparagus.

Swiss chard - fresh from Pfalzmarkt

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Use

Swiss chard can be steamed, eaten raw or marinated as chard salad, or served in a soup, stuffed with a savoury filling or simply as a vegetable side dish. The stems can be prepared in the same way as asparagus.

Storage

Swiss chard only keeps for a very short time after harvesting and should be consumed as quickly as possible. It is best stored wrapped in a damp towel in the crisper drawer of the fridge, then it will keep for around two days.