How to Select and Store Swiss Chard

September 16, 2013 | By | Comments (0)

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It’s time to bid farewell to summer produce, and hello to the hearty fruits and veggies that make fall so, well, fabulous—starting with Swiss chard.

There are three different varieties, but they differ in looks only. Bunches of rainbow chard are composed of leaves that can have yellow, red, or orange ribs. Red chard is red-stemmed. And white chard has a, yes, white stem. Always look for firm, bright green leaves and stiff ribs with no brown spots.

When you get Swiss chard home, wrap it loosely in  slightly damp paper towels, then place in a plastic bag, seal, and refrigerate for up to 4 days. Wash just before using.

Now, what to do with it? Check out these recipes for inspiration.

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