Swiss Chard

Below is a photo of young Swiss chard plants taken last summer.
A Swiss chard seedling emerges in the photo above.

Swiss chard is of the Chenopodiaceae family, related to orach, beets, lamb’s-quarters, quinoa and spinach. Aside from being gorgeous and, in my opinion, a beautiful addition to the perennial garden, it’s an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, Magnesium, Potassium, and Iron.  For details on the health benefits and history of Swiss chard, travel here. In addition, you’ll find an in-depth nutrient analysis of Swiss chard  here.

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