Micro Chard Mix
Inventory, 4 oz : 4.00
This item was last sold on : 06/30/22
Micro Chard Mix is small in size, measuring approximately 3 to 5 centimeters in length, and is comprised of several different types of greens found in thin, elongated shapes with varying hues of green, yellow, and magenta. The leaves have a crisp, delicate, succulent texture with no veining and the edges are smooth, curved, and even. In addition to the leaves, the stems are thin, crisp, and multi-colored, providing a unique aesthetic quality to the microgreen. Micro Chard Mix is mildly salty with an earthy flavor and vegetal undertones.
Micro Chard Mix is available year-round.
Chard is known to be a nutritional powerhouse vegetable packed with vitamins, nutrients and health benefits. Rainbow Swiss chard contains high levels of vitamins C, K, E, beta-carotene and the minerals manganese and zinc. As noted, it also contains betalain. Betalin pigments have repeatedly been shown to support activity within the body's detoxification process, activating and processing unwanted toxic substances. Betalians are not heat-stable, though, so longer cooking times can decrease their presence.
Micro Chard Mix looks great as a colorful bed for any protein such as fish or meat. Complimentary ingredients include citrus, garlic, tomatoes, peppers, olive oil, grains such as rice and barley, artichokes, beets, roasted meats and chicken, bacon, cream, cheeses such as pecorino and parmesan and herbs such as basil and arugula.
Chard and beet share the same genus and species. They both originate from the wild sea beet. Instead of accentuating its root, like beets, chard leaves have been allowed to grow big and broad so they can be used for cooking or eating raw. Micro Chard Mix is a little different because it is harvested weeks in advance so it can be used as a garnish. The green still packs the same flavor as its adult version.