Origin of chardearlier card from French carde from Classical Latin carduus, thistle, artichoke (see card): spelling, spelled influenced, influence by French chardon, artichoke
a kind of beet (Beta vulgaris var. cicla) whose large leaves and thick stalks are used as food; Swiss chard
Origin of chardAlteration ( possibly influenced by French chardon thistle ) of French carde from Provençal cardon cardoon ; see cardoon .
(countable and uncountable, plural chards)
- Artichoke leaves and shoots, blanched to eat.
- (uncountable) An edible leafy vegetable, Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla, with a slightly bitter taste
- Gardeners are often surprised that vegetables can be planted in the fall, but you can easily extend the harvest for several weeks by planting quick-growing, cool season vegetables such as lettuce, radish, Swiss chard, spinach and kale.
- Like the other antioxidant nutrients, it helps prevent oxidative damage to the eye.Food sources of selenium include Brazil nuts, whole wheat, wheat germ, tuna, Swiss chard, and oats.
- You can use this crust recipe for any type of filling such as Swiss chard and red onions, acorn squash and apples, or sautéed tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and eggs.
- Southern gardeners may be able to grow and harvest spinach, chard and broccoli well past Thanksgiving and sometimes over the winter, depending on how cold it gets.
- This Chard has a little residual sugar which pairs well with zesty foods, and the fair amount of oak truly matches up with smoky flavors from the grill.