Chard is one of our favorite vegetables! Closely related to beets, this delicious leafy vegetable tastes very similar to spinach but is a little spicier and nuttier. There are different varieties of chard but differ more in their appearance than taste. Chard is rich in vitamins and possesses the minerals phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, iodine and the vitamins B1, B2 and C. It’s recognized as a medicinal plant because it can help relieve constipation and may reduce insulin resistance. It is versatile in the kitchen and is great in salads, stews, and even quiches.