Chard Nutrition Facts

  • Chard provides an:
  • Excellent source of vitamin K
  • Good source of vitamin A and vitamin C
  • Magnesium, lutein and zeaxanthin
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Growing Information

Chard is most often harvested mechanically, or mowed, when it is considered a “baby” and goes to a processor where it becomes part of a salad mix. It can also be hand harvested, bunched, and packed into cartons in the field and then sold in bulk at the grocery store. It typically takes 55 to 65 days from seed to harvest.

Usage Ideas

Chard makes an excellent addition to all kinds of dishes from salads to soups to casseroles.

Chard Frittata

Just sauté chopped chard leaves in a frying pan with some olive oil until softened. Beat eggs, milk and cheese in a bowl, pour over the chard and stir. Cook lifting edge with rubber spatula, letting runny egg go to the bottom. Let cook, until starting to set. Place in the oven and broil for 3 minutes until top is golden brown.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you eat chard?

Chard can be eaten raw or cooked and makes a great addition to soups, salads, stir frys and more! Find more ways to eat chard here.

What does chard taste like?

Chard has a bitter taste but tends to be much more mild when eaten raw. Learn more here

What is chard called in Australia?

In Australia chard is most often called silverbeet. Learn what other names chard goes by here.

Is chard good for your health?

Yes! Like all leafy green vegetables, chard is very good for you. Learn why here.