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Bioactive Compounds and Nutritional Composition of Swiss Chard

December 11, 2021
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As part of the Research Spotlight series on WholisticMatters, “Bioactive Compounds & Nutritional Composition of Swiss Chard” profiles the diverse nutritional profile of Swiss chard. This nutrient-dense crop is rich with micronutrients like vitamins C and K, potassium, calcium, and magnesium, terpenes, flavonoids, phenolic acids, betalains, carotenoids, and more. Swiss chard is a widely available and popular leafy green vegetable, known for its colorful stalks boasting their own variety of nutrients and phytonutrients.

This infographic was created from research published in the 2020 article “Bioactive compounds and nutritional composition of Swiss chard (Beta vulgaris L. var. cicla and flavescens): a systematic review.” The review identified 28 high-quality studies detailing the chemical composition of Swiss chard. Researchers reported 192 unique chemical compounds categorized into 23 groups, including betalains, lipids, flavonoids, and terpenes.

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