These few week we all have seen some chard in our CSA boxes, this past week at the Farmers market a CSA customer of ours shared this information with me, he said it was a quick and fun way to get educated, especially about veggies that he receives often.
“Although chard has not been studied as extensively as other chenopod vegetables (like beets and spinach), there’s no question about the valuable role that chard can play in support of our health, or about its routine inclusion in healthy diets worldwide. The amazing variety of phytonutrients in chard is quickly recognizable in its vibrant colors, including the rich, dark greens in its leaves and the rainbow of reds, purples, and yellows in its stalks and veins. Virtually all of these phytonutrients provide antioxidant benefits, anti-inflammatory benefits, or both. In addition, many provide health benefits that are more specific and of special important to particular body systems. Best researched in this area are phytonutrient benefits provided by chard for our body’s blood sugar-regulating system.”
Today in CSA…
SALADS…Sassy Salad, Powerhouse
ROOTS…Carrots, Hakurei, Roastin Root Bag,
HERBS…Basil, Cilantro, Green Onion
GREENS…Chard, Lacinato Kale