Swiss chard, otherwise known as beta vulgaris, is the same plant as the common beet. Historically, beets have been selected and bred for their colorful and flavorful roots, whereas Swiss chard was selected and bred for its leaves. In fact, it has been bred so much for nutrition and color that one of the commonly grown varieties is called Rainbow chard. Unlike common chard, which is green with a hint of red, Rainbow chard contains most of the colors of the rainbow in its leaves.
Although all cooked greens are very nutritious, chard is particularly full of healthy polyphenols, which are the chemicals the plants use to combat disease. Our Swiss Chard Powder is made completely from organically grown Swiss chard, full of the colors of the rainbow, and processed in a way that mimics how we use it at home.
Enjoy our Swiss Chard Powder on any savory dish to add both flavor and a healthy dose of disease-fighting nutrients.
Tom Cowan, M.D.
Turmeric and Ashitaba powders are probably our two most medicinal powders.
Turmeric is perhaps the undisputed “star” of the medicinal plant world, affecting everything from inflammation, neurological health, the development of cancers, immune-system health and other vital health processes.
Today we are thrilled to present the first in a series of videos of the farmers who grow our vegetables. This one features biodynamic grower Mike Benziger of Glentucky Farms in Glen Ellen, Calif., and it captures the essence of the reason we founded Dr. Cowan’s Garden.
When I was a teenager and first being “groomed” to be a physician, I heard from my parents’ physician friends that the reason winter is the “flu season” is that people are indoors more, so the flu germs are more easily transmitted. Through the years, this assertion has become almost dogma.