Swiss chard is a relative of the beetroot and is an excellent source of vitamins C, E & K, as well as fibre, calcium and zinc. This nutrition packed vegetable holds anti-inflammatory properties, fights stress related disease and supports bone health. Swiss chard contains large amounts of beta-carotene, which has been linked to help the health of your eyes. It also contains high levels of biotin, which is a mineral essential for healthy hair and nails. It can be eaten raw or its slightly sauted with a little oil and garlic. Swiss chard is high in antioxidants and is beneficial for boosting cognitive development. It is generally in season from May through to October in the UK.
You will need...Saute or frying pan
Serves 4 as a side
5 kcal | 0g fat | 0g saturates | 0.7g carbs | 0.7g sugars | 0g fibre | 0g protein | 0g salt
LOW CAL | 0 FAT | 0 SATURATES | VITAMIN B | VITAMIN C | FOLIC ACID | POTASSIUM | CALCIUM | PHOSPHORUS | MAGNESIUM | IRON | ZINC | COPPER
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