What is Red Chard?
Red chard is a leafy vegetable and one of the varied types of this oxalic acid-rich veggie. Chard has a mouthfeel found also in spinach, that creates an astringent sensation on the tongue and cheeks, due to the oxalic acid. Red chard has a red stalk and a dark green leaf that grows along the stalk. The leaf is roughly one foot in length, or a little less. The texture of the stem is fibrous and the leaves are tender and wilt easily. The flavor is mildly vegetal, with an almost bitter edge. Chard is best when cooked.