Calorie for calorie, leafy green vegetables like spinach with their delicate texture and jade green color provide more nutrients than any other food. Researchers have identified at least 13 different flavonoid compounds in spinach that function as antioxidants and as anti-cancer agents. Spinach is known to help prevent prostate, ovarian, and colon cancer. It’s also good for the bones, the heart and is anti-inflamatory. Apparently spinach does everything but clean the house and tune up your car!
There is a reason Popeye ate so much spinach! 1 cup is just 7 calories but offers 1 gram of protein and fiber each. It offers a whopping 56% of the daily requirement of Vitamin A. Spinach is also a good source Vitamin C, folate, potassium, and calcium.
Wash and dry and then store in fridge in plastic bag w/dampened paper towel.