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How to store Chard

This dark leafy green can be used in salads and other dishes.

From Lemony Lentil & Chard Soup up to Ham & Chard Stuffed shells, chard can be used as a versatile leafy vegetable. You can eat it raw or cooked. The stalks are available in many colors including yellow, red, and white. You can buy chard from your local grocery store or farmer’s market. Learn how to store it correctly to get the best out of this tasty, dark green vegetable.

How to store Chard

  1. Take out any wilting or damaged leaves.
  2. Wrap the stalks in a damp paper towel or cloth.
  3. Place the chard into a bag with a perforated or open top. Keep the chard in a plastic bag or perforated bag.

Chard tastes best when it is fresh from the farm. However, it can be kept in the fridge for up to seven days if stored as follows: The best way to keep chard fresh is to wrap the stalks in a damp paper towel. Chard has high water content and can become rubbery if dehydrated. The crisper drawer is ideal for storage because the temperature and humidity can easily be controlled to ensure optimal freshness.

Before storing, it is important to get rid of any wilting or blemished leaves. If the leaves appear yellowed or limp, it is a sign that they are beginning to turn brown.

Another tip: Another important tip? Chard leaves, like spinach, are more prone to spoiling if they are stored wet. Wait to wash the chard before you use it. Cool water is all that is needed to clean chard leaves. You can also wash the leaves with cool water.

You can store chard in a variety of ways, including soups and salads. Learn how to cook chard.

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