Aids in digestion
Aids in weight loss
Fights free radicals
Improves bone and muscle health
Lowers blood pressure
May reduce cholesterol
May regulate blood sugar
Promotes heart health
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:
- 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