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.