Leafy green. Technically there is no difference between silverbeet and rainbow chard with both having the Latin subfamily name of Beta vulgaris. This is highly nutritious leafy green and can be added to many meals such as spinach and ricotta pie, in smoothies/juices, frittatas, Sauteed, poached in broth
- Rainbow Chard is a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K. It also contains Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Folate, Potassium, Iron, Magnesium and Dietary Fibre.
- Best Stored: In Fridge
- Can be frozen
- Can be eaten raw or cooked.
- Vitamin A is an antioxidant and helps with vision, bone growth, reproduction, cell function, and your immune system
Vitamin C is needed for the growth and repair of the tissues in all parts of your body.
- Vitamin B6 is found naturally in many foods. Your body needs vitamin B6 to help support more than 100 enzyme reactions involved in metabolism. It is also essential in brain development during pregnancy and infancy as well as immune function.
- Vitamin K makes proteins for healthy bones and tissues and blood clotting.
- B2 (Riboflavin) your body needs it to help break down carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. It also helps your body use oxygen.
- Folate is a B vitamin (These vitamins help the process your body uses to get or make energy from the food you eat). Folate helps your body make new cells and regenerate. It is essential for everyone but very important for pregnant women.
- Potassium is a mineral that your body needs to work properly. It helps to regulate your heartbeat and ensures your nerves function properly. It also helps move nutrients into cells and waste products out of cells.
- Iron is a mineral that is naturally present in many foods. It is an essential component of hemoglobin, a protein that transfers oxygen from the lungs to the tissues. Iron is necessary for growth, development, normal cellular functioning, and synthesis of some hormones and connective tissue
- Magnesium can help regulate muscle and nerve function, blood sugar levels, and blood pressure. It is also essential for making protein, bone, and DNA.
- Dietary Fibre, is important for a healthy bowel.
- Poached in Broth
- Baked in pies
- Added to Frittata /omelets