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Swiss Chard

Description

Green Chard: Chard is a delicately-flavored green whose flavor holds up better when steamed than when boiled. Chard may be chopped or cooked whole. Or you can separate the greens from the stems and cook them separately. The stems will cook much like celery. One serving (3 1/2 oz.) of chard will provide 130% of the RDA of vitamin A.

 

Red Chard: The entire red chard from the tip of the leaf to the bottom of the stem is edible. The stem is usually cut into pieces and enjoyed in soups or stews. The leaves can be sliced and sautéed or boiled and seasoned to taste. Red chard has the flavor of both beets and spinach. High in vitamin A, potassium and iron.

 

Rainbow Chard: Rainbow Chard is very colorful with yellow, pink, orange, white, and red veins. This can crop over two years before running to seed. Rainbow chard can  be used in salads, stir fried or lightly steamed. It is rich in iron and good for the heart.

 

Nutritional Information:

Serving Size 1 cup, (36g), Calories 7

Protein

1g

Sodium

77mg

Carbohydrate

1g

Vitamin A

44%

Dietary Fiber

1g

Vitamin C

18%

Fat

0g

Calcium

2%

Cholesterol

0mg

Iron

4%

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Care and Handling

Ideal Temperature: 33 F. Ethylene sensitive. Cracked ice around and in packages may help extend shelf life. Keep at proper humidity levels (90-95%) to prevent wilting.

Ratto Bros. follows and recommends the guidelines set forth by the Federal Department of Agriculture (FDA) about commercial and home users washing all produce thoroughly under running water before eating, cutting, or cooking. For more information, visit the FDA’s website Consumers > Raw Produce: Selecting and Serving it Safely.

Bunch Count

Cases per Pallet

PLU

Green Chard

1 doz.

63

4586

2 doz.

42

4586

30 lb. loose

42

4586

Red Chard

1 doz.

63

4587

2 doz.

42

4587

Mixed Chard

1 doz.

56

 

2 doz.

42

 

Rainbow Chard

1 doz.

63

 

2 doz.

42

 
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