Nutrition Profile

  • Chard provides an:
  • Excellent source of vitamin K
  • Good source of vitamin A and vitamin C
  • Magnesium, lutein and zeaxanthin
nutrition label for chard
organic red chard growing on a farm

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.