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 85 grams
Calories 40
Calories from Fat 0
Daily Value
Total Fat 0 0%
Saturated Fat 0 0%
Trans Fat 0 0%
Cholesterol 0 0%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 0
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 2g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 80mg 6%
Iron 2.3mg 15%
Potassium 470mg 10%

Spinach is rich in antioxidant vitamins and also helps lower cholesterol and maintain healthy blood pressure.


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Flavor Profile

Baby leaves taste sweet and mild while larger ones are salty and slightly vegetal. Cook the leaves to reduce the bitter flavor.