About the product
Also referred to as Swiss chard , this member of the beet family is grown for its crinkly green leaves and silvery, celerylike stalks. Chard, a cruciferus vegetable, is a good source of vitamins A and C, as well as iron.
This product traveled 1124 km to reach our warehouse.
Organic , GMO Free , Vegan/Dairy Free
Store in a perforated bag in the refrigerator. It lasts only a few days so eat as soon as possible.
Preparation Tip: Separate the stems and leaves before cooking - you can use them both, but stems take longer to cook. The stem can be peeled if stringy, and leaves can be chopped or cooked whole for stuffing and wrapping. Can be used like spinach.
Culinary Compatibility: Golden raisins, pine nuts, Reggiano Parmesan cheese, basil, parsley, cilantro, oregano, sage and rosemary.
Health Information: Excellent source of beta-carotene, high in potassium, good source of vitamin C. Source of antioxidants, phytochemicals that help reduce risk of cancer, heart disease, strokes and cataracts. Those with gout, kidney stones or rheumatism shouldn't consume large amounts of chard due to the prevalence of oxalic acid.
About the vendor
Myers Organic Farms Inc.
Better Choice Organics is a co-op of three farms in the Fraser Valley. Friesen Farm and Fraserland Organics all share the same commitment to quality, and providing a wide variety of produce to choose from. One of the Better Choice farms is Myers Organic Farm. Bob and Marlene Myers started with less than one acre seven years ago, and are now growing on nearly 40 acres of certified organic land. "Our mission is to provide the consumer with healthy, fresh quality produce. To that end, we are constantly trying new varieties and keeping our soil balanced to bring you the best product." The Myers grow a variety of vegetables including lettuce, spinach, radishes, beets, parsley, chard, corn and carrots.