Available year round, Parsnips have a peak season October to May. Parsnips, like carrots, may be used in sweet or savory preparations because of their high natural sugar content.
Star Ruby Grapefruit
The Star Ruby grapefruit is the benchmark standard of grapefruits regarding color, flavor and fragrance.
Rainbow Swiss Chard
Inventory, 12 ct : 16.67
This item was last sold on : 12/17/14
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.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
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Recipes that include Rainbow Swiss Chard. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Pro Bono Baker||Chard with Olives, Lemon & Mozzarella|
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Near Hiawatha, Iowa, United States
About 3 days ago, 12/15/14
Little Italy Mercato
Jr OrganicsNear San Diego, California, United States
1 (760) 330-6812
About 5 days ago, 12/13/14
Spotter's comments : Rainbow Swiss Chard spotted at Little Italy Mercato. Bright, colorful and organically grown.
sprouts spring tx Near Village Of Kings Lake, Texas, United States
About 8 days ago, 12/10/14
Safeway Grocery (Indian School Rd and Litchfield) Near Goodyear, Arizona, United States
About 9 days ago, 12/09/14
Little Italy Mercato
Phil & Juany NobleNear San Diego, California, United States
Sage Mountain Farm
About 12 days ago, 12/06/14
Spotter's comments : Rainbow Swiss Chard spotted at Little Italy Mercato.
Metropolitan Market Near Seattle, Washington, United States
About 14 days ago, 12/04/14
Garage Grill & Fuel Bar Near Northville, Michigan, United States
About 18 days ago, 11/30/14
Santa Monica Farmers Market
Her produceNear Santa Monica, California, United States
About 50 days ago, 10/29/14
Spotter's comments : Rainbow Swiss Chard spotted at Santa Monica Farmers Market.
Harris Teeter DC (Citadel) Near Washington, District of Columbia, United States
About 108 days ago, 9/01/14
Whole Foods Market Near Seattle, Washington, United States
About 249 days ago, 4/13/14
Spotter's comments : Rainbow Swiss Chard spotted at Whole Foods Market. Beautiful snd delicious in smoothies ;)
Cellar Door Near San Diego, CA, United States
About 253 days ago, 4/09/14
Spotter's comments : Rainbow Swiss Chard spotted at Cellar Door.
Meijer Near Mason Montgomery Rd & Merten Dr, Ohio, United States
About 258 days ago, 4/04/14
Dorothy Lane Market Near Springboro, Ohio, United States
About 259 days ago, 4/03/14
Little Italy Mercato
PhilNear San Diego, California, United States
Lifes A Choke
About 264 days ago, 3/29/14
Spotter's comments : Rainbow Swiss Chard spotted at Little Italy Mercato.
Little Italy Mercato Near San Diego, California, United States
About 292 days ago, 3/01/14
Spotter's comments : Rainbow Swiss Chard spotted at Little Italy Mercato. Maciel Family
Publix Anastasia Island, Saint Augustine Florida Near St. Augustine, United States
About 328 days ago, 1/24/14
fresh pick market oak lawn Near Mokena, Illinois, United States
About 330 days ago, 1/22/14
Spotter's comments : Rainbow Swiss Chard spotted at fresh pick market oak lawn.
Rouse in mandeville Near Lacombe, Louisiana, United States
About 332 days ago, 1/20/14
Glen Park Village Farmers' Market Near Daly City, California, United States
About 389 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.
Ralphs Near Seal Beach, California, United States
About 440 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 487 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.
Penn dutch. Near Miramar, Florida, United States
About 512 days ago, 7/24/13
City Heights Farmers Market Near San Diego, California, United States
About 544 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 553 days ago, 6/13/13
La Mesa Farmers Market Near La Mesa, California, United States
About 587 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 650 days ago, 3/08/13
Spotter's comments : Foxy Organics showing off their produce!
Waitrose Leeds Near Bradford, United Kingdom
About 652 days ago, 3/06/13
OB Farmers Market Near Coronado, California, United States
About 659 days ago, 2/27/13
Spotter's comments : Beautiful colors!
Natoora London Near Bradford, United Kingdom
About 676 days ago, 2/10/13