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By Kdxx27_

County Antrim, United Kingdom Gb

Are young beetroot leaves also red chard leaves



No they are two different vegetables.

24 Jun, 2010


Swiss Chard or seakale beet (not the real seakale though which is a brassica) is closely related to beetroot. The beetroot is just the chard with a swollen stem, rather like kohl rabi is a cabbage with a swollen stem. Chard and beet are both beta vulgaris.
Like the 'Bright Lights' variety of chard, the red or rhubarb chard has been selected for its coloured leaves.

24 Jun, 2010

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