Spinach offers twice as much fiber as other greens. Best served raw, spinach is loaded with many beneficial vitamins and other nutrients. Each leaf is tender and succulent, with baby leaves having a sweeter flavor while the larger ones taste more salty.
Place unwashed spinach in a plastic bag and store in the crisper drawer of refrigerator.
Fill a bowl with water, then dip the leaves to rinse for a few seconds. Drain in a colander or pat dry with towels.
Spinach is popular in salads and great for stuffed chicken or pasta. Cook into casseroles or quiche, or add it to a creamy dip.
|Serving Size||1 1/2 cups, shredded|
|Calories from Fat||0|
|Total Fat 0||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0||0%|
|Trans Fat 0||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 10g||3%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||20%|
Spinach is rich in antioxidant vitamins and also helps lower cholesterol and maintain healthy blood pressure.