Swiss chard, though named as such, did not originate from Switzerland. In fact, the very first varieties of this attractively hued leafy vegetable were traced in Sicily, an island off the Mediterranean Sea. The name only came about in the nineteenth century after seed catalog publishers used “Swiss” to differentiate from the various spinach varieties that came from France.
A hardy leafy vegetable, Swiss chard is known for its unique delicate flavor and is widely used in Mediterranean cuisine. But aside from its characteristic taste, Swiss chard is packed with healthful goodness as well.
Read further and learn more about the benefits of Swiss chard and why the Superhuman Food Pyramid recommends this vegetable.