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Monmouth Co-op Fun Facts

When it comes to produce that is still available late in the season, Swiss chard is a sure fire winner!

Fun Facts about Swiss chard you never knew you needed to know:

  • Despite the name, Swiss chard does not originate in Switzerland. It is native to Southern Europe

  • Swiss chard by any other name... is also known as beet spinach, leaf beet, seakale beet, and perpetual spinach

  • Swiss chard is a close relative to spinach

  • Swiss chard is a superfood - low in calories yet dense in nutrients

  • Swiss chard is an excellent source of Vitamin A and Vitamin K, and a good source of Vitamin C and magnesium

This is one cool crop that the Monmouth County Organic Fruit and Veggie Co-op loves to work with … with its fantastic rumpled leaves and flavorful boost of nutrition … not to mention (Rainbow) Swiss Chard has all those outstanding beautiful colors to marvel at!

Hungry for more food facts and foodie fun? Text 732 500 4949 to join us sometime...

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