Do you love spinach? If not, then you should. Even Popeye the Sailor Man loved it. It’s loaded with bunch full of vitamins, iron and essential minerals. So, let’s “Go Green” and add them to our everyday diet.
More About Spinach
Spinach, the green leafy vegetable has a delicate texture and jade green color. It is highly nutritious and believed to have originated in the Indo Chinese region. Spinach can be eaten raw, used in salads, smoothies, soups and can be blanched and chopped or made into puree or added to gravy. It is available throughout the year. In India spinach is an important ingredient for Kashmiri cuisines, Hyderabadi cuisines and many North Indian dishes.
Every 100g of raw spinach contains:
- Water: 91%
- Calories: 23g
- Iron: 2.7mg
- Protein: 2.9g
- Carbohydrates: 3.6g
- Fiber: 2.2g
It also contains Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and potassium.
- Spinach contains excellent amount of iron, which can fight anemia.
- Spinach is a rich source of vitamin K and Calcium which makes bones strong.
- The beta carotene, lutein in spinach can strengthen eyesight and immune system.
- With extremely low carbohydrates and glycemic index spinach is a super food for diabetics.
- Folate or Vitamin B9 in spinach, can help body to produce red blood cells.
- Potassium in spinach helps in maintaining healthy nervous system and improving cognitive abilities.
Spinach and India
The different variety of spinach commonly found are baby spinach, used mainly for salads and has a sweeter taste. Savoy which has creased curly leaves with springy texture and Smooth Leaf has flat, unwrinkled, spade shaped leaves. The variety of local spinach includes Katvi palak, Khara palak, Khara Lucknow and Benerjees Giant.
Fresh Spinach can be stored in container wrapped with paper and placed in refrigerator for up to seven days.
Country of Origin: India
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