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.
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
Pairs Well With:
Garlic, parsley, pine nuts, raisins
% 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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