Spinach

Seasonality:

  • Spinach is available year-round.

Health Benefits of Spinach:

  • Spinach is rich in Vitamin A and a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, folic acid, iron, and calcium.

How to Select Spinach:

  • Choose spinach with leaves that are crisp and dark green.
  • Avoid limp or yellowing spinach leaves.

How to Store Spinach:

  • Refrigerate unwashed spinach in a loose plastic bag up to 3-4 days. Do not wash until ready to eat.

How to Prepare Spinach:

Fun Facts About Spinach:

  • In the 1930’s U.S. spinach growers credited Popeye with a 33% increase in domestic spinach consumption
  • Medieval artists extracted green pigment from spinach to use as an ink or paint

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