Can you eat Swiss chard raw?


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Swiss chard can be eaten either cooked or raw. Raw Swiss chard should be washed and dried thoroughly before it is consumed.

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The leaves of Swiss chard are green and red in color. The stalks of the leaves are also edible and are red, white or yellow.

Chard is packed with vitamins A, K, and C and other important nutrients. Swiss chard is one of the healthiest vegetables grown throughout the world. Raw Swiss chard is often used in salads and can be cut into small pieces. Cooked Swiss chard loses some of its distinct bitter taste and resembles cooked spinach. It is also prepared with broths and taro root.

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