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Although a variety of beet, chard does not have an enlarged root, but does have large leaves and juicy stalks that are often cooked as a vegetable. Chard is also called Swiss chard. The leaves and stalks are a good source of vitamins A, B, and C. Chard is popular as a home-garden plant because it is easy to grow, productive, and tolerant of moderate heat. Highly perishable, it is difficult to ship to distant markets.
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