When the Okinawan yam is cooked, its rich purple color intensifies. It can be stored up to six week s in a cool dry location.
The Bitter melon is long and slender, similar to the shape of a standard cucumber with a rough, warty edible skin and off-white translucent crisp and bitter flesh bearing flat white bitter seeds.
Rainbow Swiss Chard
Inventory, 12 ct : 18.20
This item was last sold on : 12/10/13
Rainbow Swiss chard is available year round.
Rainbow Swiss chard, also known a 5-color Silverbeet and Bright Lights, botanical name Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla var. Flavescens, is a heritage leafy green often referred to as leaf beet. Chard is distinguished from beets by its lack of enlarged fleshy underground beet. A shared characteristic of both beets and Rainbow Swiss chard is a visible one. They both contain the compound, betalain. Betalains are nitrogen-containing water-soluble compounds that are found only in a limited number of plant lineages. To the naked eye they are simply pigments of red and yellow hues. But in nature, these betalains act as a source of survival, protecting the plant from UV rays while also attracting insects and bees for pollination.
Rainbow Swiss chard is distinguished by its bouquet of wrinkled, slightly savoyed rich green and bronze leaves and bright colored stems. The leaves grow upright and tall from a dense rosette of ribbed stems in a myriad of colors including gold, pink, orange, purple, red, and white with bright and pastel variations. Rainbow Swiss chard is not unique from other chards in its subtle earthy flavors along with slight notes of tang, due to its betalain pigment content. The leaves are succulent and tender when young, the stems, fibrous and sometimes bitter and inedible.
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.
In the culinary world, Rainbow Swiss chard is used as a salad green and a leaf vegetable, making it a versatile ingredient in the kitchen. It can be used both raw and cooked; cooking will give the leaves a milder flavor. Chard, in general, is used as a substitute for spinach and in tandem with other hardy greens such as kale, leaf mustards and collards. 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.
As its genus, Beta vulgaris, suggests, chard is, in fact, a beet that has been chosen for leaf production at the expense of root formation. All chard varieties are descendents of the sea beet (B. maritima), a wild seashore plant found growing along the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts of Europe and North Africa. Documentation of Rainbow Swiss chard cultivation dates back to 1636 within the book "The Herball or General History of Plantes", however commercial exposure to Rainbow Swiss chard wasn't until the 19th Century. It was in that era in 1888 that Rainbow Swiss chard first appeared within the Vilmorin Seed Catalog. It is grown both ornamentally and as a food crop. Rainbow Swiss chard plants thrive in cool summer temperatures, but are tolerant of heat and humidity, thus they are adaptable and easy to grow. If you grow chard as a food crop, you will need to protect it from rabbits, deer and birds.
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Glen Park Village Farmers' Market
Near Daly City, California, United States
About 17 days ago, 11/24/13
Spotter's comments : Rainbow Swiss Chard spotted at Glen Park Village Farmers' Market. Naturally eye-catching & organic from Garcia Farms.
Near Seal Beach, California, United States
About 69 days ago, 10/04/13
Spotter's comments : Rainbow Swiss Chard spotted at Ralphs.
the Downtown Anchorage Market and Festival
Near Wasilla, Alaska, United States
About 115 days ago, 8/18/13
Spotter's comments : Rainbow Swiss Chard spotted at the Downtown Anchorage Market and Festival. Go to the Babbling Brook Farm stand on Sundays only.
Near Miramar, Florida, United States
About 140 days ago, 7/24/13
City Heights Farmers Market
Near San Diego, California, United States
About 173 days ago, 6/22/13
Spotter's comments : Rainbow spinach available today at the market.
Jungle Jim's International Market
Near Summerside, Ohio, United States
About 181 days ago, 6/13/13
La Mesa Farmers Market
Near La Mesa, California, United States
About 215 days ago, 5/10/13
Spotter's comments : Dutch Farmers is selling vivid rainbow chard at the market today. Grown in Rainbow, CA.
Natrual Products Expo West
Near Garden Grove, California, United States
About 278 days ago, 3/08/13
Spotter's comments : Foxy Organics showing off their produce!
Near Bradford, United Kingdom
About 280 days ago, 3/06/13
OB Farmers Market
Near Coronado, California, United States
About 287 days ago, 2/27/13
Spotter's comments : Beautiful colors!
Near Bradford, United Kingdom
About 304 days ago, 2/10/13