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Cook With Spinach: Nutrition, Tips & Silly Food Facts

Silly Food Fact

Spinach is a native plant of Persia.  Today, there are three types of spinach: Flat leaf (mild taste with un-wrinkled leaves), savory (crinkly dark green leaves) and semi savory (lightly curly leaves).

Why Our Bodies Love It

Spinach low in calories, and is an excellent source of iron, vitamins A & C, minerals, and fiber. Spinach also contains 3 grams of protein per serving.

Care and Picking

Spinach grows in the ground, it should be washed thoroughly.  Look for leaves that are green and crisp with a nice fragrance.  Avoid ones with spotted leaves.  Store your spinach in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.

Tips and Warnings

Spinach contains a chemical called oxalic acid, which can prevent the absorption of its natural high iron and calcium content. To improve your iron absorption, eat spinach with vitamin C-rich foods such as orange juice, tomatoes, or citrus fruit.

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