The World's Healthiest Foods

The nutritional value of the stems of Swiss chard

Swiss Chard stems are great for adding more fiber to your "Healthiest Way of Eating." They contain more fiber than the leaves, while still providing the other nutrients found in the leaves, but in smaller quantities. The nutrient content of the stems fluctuates dramatically and is closely related to the age and growth status of the plant since the flow of nutrients through the stems depends upon the plant's tasks at any given moment (including growth).