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Chard

Chard is a leafy vegetable commonly used in Mediterranean cuisine. Belonging to the same family as spinach, it has a bitter, yet savory taste profile. Like spinach, chard is among one of the most nutritious vegetables around with vascular benefits that may reduce blood pressure and phytochemical properties that combat carcinogenic substances.

Origin:

Mediterranean

Planting Instructions/Basic Care Information:

Spring: SEEDS: Plant outdoors 2-3 weeks before last frost date.

Fall: SEEDS: Plant 6 weeks before first frost date.

Preferred Growing Climate: Cool or warm

Planting Depth: 1?

Plant Spacing: 8-12?

Days to Germinate: 4-14 days

Days to Harvest: 45-55 days

In Season:

Year-round (January-December)

Pairs Well With:

Garlic, parsley, pine nuts, raisins

Nutrition Facts:

Amount Per

100 grams

Calories 19

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.2 g ? 0%

Saturated fat 0 g ? 0%

Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g

Monounsaturated fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg ? 0%

Sodium 213 mg ? 8%

Potassium 379 mg ? 10%

Total Carbohydrate 3.7 g ? 1%

Dietary fiber 1.6 g ? 6%

Sugar 1.1 g

Protein 1.8 g ? 3%

Vitamin A ? 122%?? Vitamin C ? 50%

Calcium ? 5%?? Iron ? 9%

Vitamin D ? 0%?? Vitamin B-6 ? 5%

Vitamin B-12?? 0%?? Magnesium ? 20%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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