Swiss chard is a leafy green vegetable, closely related to beets and spinach. It's leaves resemble that of its beet cousins, but the most recognizable feature of chard is the color of its stalks.
Swiss chard's leafy green leaves are tender with a bitter taste when eaten raw. Once cooked, the bitterness dissipates, turning into a mild, sweet taste similar to spinach.
As you can see, a small serving of cooked Swiss chard covers your daily need for vitamins A and K and nearly fulfills the RDI for vitamin C.
Swiss chard is a good source of calcium, magnesium, copper, zinc, sodium, phosphorus and vitamin E.
This green is not only loaded with nutrients but also extremely low in calories, making it a weight-loss-friendly food.