Chard : Italian Silver Rib
Favorite of Italian cooks
Exclusive. Selected by discerning Italian cooks for clean mellow flavor, handsome vigorous plants have wide, silvery mid-ribs & crinkly, broad, deep green leaves. Great spinach alternative.Chenopodiaceae Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla
Mild, mellow-tasting greens with crunchy stalks.
Swiss Chard has many delicious uses in the kitchen. The leaves and the stems are often separated before cooking. The leaves can be steamed, sauteed, added to soups, or stuffed, and is often used similarly to spinach. The stems can be steamed, sauteed, or roasted with a little garlic and Parmesan cheese for a nice gratin dish. Young chard is sweet and tender, and can be added to a salad of fresh greens.