Swiss chard also known as silverbeet, spinach beet or rainbow chard, originated from Mediterranean regions, and contains distinctly large, dark green leaves with rainbow coloured stalks.

The whole Swiss chard plant can be eaten and comes in various types: This includes the green stalk (Lucullus), Red stalk (Charlotte, Rhubarb chard), and multicolour stalks (bright lights).

Health Benefits

 

  • An excellent source of vitamin C which is a phytonutrient that helps rid the body of infections, clear skin and prevent iron deficiency. (1)

 

  • A great source of vitamin K which is vital to maintain and build strength in teeth, bones and the skin. (2)

 

  • Contains vitamin A which combines with flavonoid antioxidants such as beta carotene, alpha carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin that promote vision and eliminate harmful free radicals which pose cancer threats in the body. (3)

 

  • Provides nutrient-rich B-vitamins, which combine to help metabolise carbohydrates, fats and amino acids. (4) (5)

 

  • Plentiful in moderate levels of potassium which helps to reduce blood pressure and iron which increases the supply of red blood cells in the body, essential for the oxidation of blood. (6)

 

  • Is very low in calories which promotes weight loss. (7)

Swiss Chard Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 100 grams, raw

  Amt. Per 
Serving
% Daily 
Value*
Calories 19
Calories from Fat 2
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 213 mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 4 g 6%
Dietary Fibre 2 g 6%
Sugar 1 g
Protein 2 g
Vitamin A 122% Vitamin C 50%
Calcium 5% Iron 10%

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

 

 

 

 

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