Golden Swiss chard is available year-round.
When selecting Golden Swiss chard, look for fresh, crisp-looking leaves that are brightly colored and unblemished. Avoid those with yellowed or wilted leaves. Store in the refrigerator and use within a few days of purchase. To preserve the nutrient content as much as possible, keep unwashed until ready to use and store away from light.
Golden Swiss chard is a good source of dietary fiber, vitamins A and C, iron, magnesium, potassium and calcium. It is also rich in powerful antioxidant compounds such as lutein and zeaxanthin.
Before cooking, it’s best to rinse the leaves and stems in cold water to remove any dirt. Remove the stem from the leaf, as they take longer to cook. The leaves can be eaten raw or cooked. Golden Swiss chard is a great addition to salads, soups, stir-fries or omelets. It can also be lightly steamed or sautéed with oil and garlic to bring out its sweetness. The stems can be cooked with other vegetables or added to a soup.
Golden Swiss chard is an excellent source of vitamins A, C and K, as well as minerals such as iron and calcium. It is also high in dietary fiber which helps promote regularity and aids digestion. Additionally, it contains powerful antioxidant compounds which help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. This makes Swiss chard beneficial for overall health and vitality.