Defying its name, Swiss chard originated in Sicily and is a staple in the Mediterranean diet. Chard is chock-full of phytonutrients, including beta-carotene, and contains high amounts Vitamins C and E. This delightful green is beneficial for your eyes, immune system, heart, bones, and most notably, for regulating blood sugar in your body. Both the leaves and stems are edible and can be sauteed or steamed. Similar to beets and spinach, chard has a bitter, pungent, and slightly salty taste.
Here are a few tasty recipes to try: