Keep chard properly & freeze - That's how it's done

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Whether with white or red stem: if you do not keep chard properly, it quickly loses its nutrients. This is why important information about proper storage.

Swiss chard does not last long

Swiss chard is a very robust vegetable. For further use you only need to wash, clean and chop it. Then you can process both the leaves and the stems. As a rule, you only have to cut off the dried stalk ends. If you buy fresh chard, you must also store it professionally. Just leave the vegetables in such a way, then it slackens and loses its nutrients.

How to preserve chard properly

As with all vegetables, chard also tastes best when it is crisp. To extend the shelf life a bit, it is advisable to wrap the chard in a damp dry cloth or place it in a fresh food bag. Thus, the chard in the vegetable compartment of the refrigerator still holds at least two more days.

Those who have not grown the chard in their garden and would like to have some of the freshly bought vegetables for a longer period of time can also freeze it.

Freeze chard properly

If you want to freeze chard, you must first wash it thoroughly, clean it and shred it if necessary. Surely you can now put it in a freezer bag and freeze it, but it's better if you blanch it first. This keeps the vegetables after freezing its color and also its aroma. Now give the chard for about 1 minute in boiling water. Then lift with a foam trowel out of the hot water and place immediately in ice water. Then lift out again, drain and dry well with kitchen paper. Then you can put it in portions in freezer bags. Then just squeeze the air out of the bag, close and you can freeze the whole thing. As a rule, the chard then lasts up to 12 months.

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