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Best ways to store and use Swiss Chard

What is the best storage for Swiss chard? Can you freeze Swiss chard? How long does Swiss chard last in the fridge? We have answers to all of these food-saving questions and storage tips:

Best Storage

The fridge is the best place to store Swiss chard.

Wrap it loosely in a paper towel and store it in a tightly sealed bag.

Ensure your fridge is set between 0 and 4° C.

Can I Freeze It?


Chop and freeze! Both the stems and leaves of Swiss chard can be frozen, but they should be kept separate to make them easier to use.

Fresher For Longer

Do not wash Swiss chard before storing as the exposure to water encourages spoilage. Place chard in a reusable storage bag and remove as much air as possible before storing.

Use It Up

Rainbow chard stems can add brightness and colour to your dish.

Chard leaves can be blanched, steamed or stir fried, and bring an earthy flavour when cooked. The stalks are great diced up in stir fries, soups, sauces and stews. They taste a little tart.

Did You Know?

Swiss chard is a rich source of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. One cup of cooked Swiss chard contains your daily recommended intake of vitamins A and K.

The stalk of Swiss chard can taste bitter, but this bitterness is diminished when chard is cooked.