Pretty soon our farmstand will be stocked with all those pre-summer sweet leafy greens! And don't you fret, spinach will be high on that list. This season we will be stocking two varieties, Banjo and Admiral. Each promise to be sweet, earthy, and robust, perfect for salads, side dishes, smoothies, and juicing. With all the health benefits and versatility in the kitchen, have a look below and see why Spinach is so popular.
Contrary to popular belief, spinach doesn't contain as much iron as originally thought but, nevertheless it has many excellent health benefits!
Researchers have found many flavonoid compounds in spinach at as antioxidants and fight against stomach, skin, breast, prostate, and other cancers. Spinach is also extremely high and carotenes which protect eyesight. It is also particularly rich in vitamin K which helps to boost bone strength and may help prevent osteoporosis. In addition, spinach also contains peptides which are aspects of proteins that have been shown to lower blood pressure, and its relatively high vitamin E content may help protect the brain from cognitive decline as we age.
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Reference: 100 Best health Foods, Eat This Not That, Cooking Light What to Eat
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