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Health Benefits:

Aids in digestion
Aids in weight loss
Anti-inflammatory
Fights free radicals
Improves bone and muscle health
Increases immunity
Lowers blood pressure
May reduce cholesterol
May regulate blood sugar
Promotes heart health
Provides energy
Relieves constipation

Nutrition:

Serving size: 1 cup raw; Calories: 7; Fat: .1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 24mg; Carbs: 1.1g; Fiber:2g;  Sugars: .1g; Protein: .9g; Potassium: 4%DV; Vitamin A: 56%DV; Vitamin C: 14%DV; Calcium: 3%DV; Iron: 4%DV

Did You Know?

  • Freezing spinach diminishes its health benefits. The way to get the best from the leaf is to buy it fresh and eat it the same day.
  • Cooking spinach actually increases its health benefits! Just half a cup of cooked spinach will give you twice as much nutrition as one cup of raw spinach.
  • Spinach leaves are a mild diuretic and mild laxative.
  • Good plant based source of Iron

Ways to Eat:

  • Raw
  • Steamed
  • Sauteed
  • Boiled

Farming Trivia:

  • California produces 74 percent of the fresh spinach grown in the United States
  • Silverbeet is sometimes called spinach in Australia, but true spinach has smaller leaves and a much sweeter, milder flavour. In the United States, silverbeet is called Swiss chard
  • It is said that spinach probably originated in the Middle East and were taken to Spain in the 13th century by the Moors

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.