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One cup of cooked spinach contains four grams of fiber and more than five grams of protein, all clocking in at 41 calories.
Exceptionally rich in Vitamins A and K, spinach delivers big time in calcium, potassium, Vitamins B-2 and B-6, Vitamin C and iron. Spinach even has those heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, plus a respectable serving of choline, a B vitamin that supports the nervous system and snuffs out inflammation.
And if the vitamins and minerals weren’t enough to sell you, spinach is loaded with disease-fighting phytonutrients called carotenoids that are being studied for their links to cancer prevention.
Ananda Gardens Spinach is ready to eat so store it directly in the zipper plastic bag, in the refrigerator. It's best eaten within a few days, but will keep for up to a week or more.
Cooking spinach is easy and can be done in minutes but it’s worth noting that the leaves contain a lot of water, which is released rapidly when heated. This causes the volume to decrease dramatically so a large pan full of spinach can quickly reduce to a handful once cooked. The water that is released must be properly drained or the leaves will be soggy and unpleasant. Our spinach is so tender and fresh that is ideal raw in salads, but is also wonderful wilted with a warm vinaigrette, folded into a hot omelet, or tossed into a grain salad or lentil salad. It is great in pastas, risottos, rices and as stuffing for stuffed vegetables like peppers, zucchinis, etc.
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