Spinach is packed with powerful nutrients and is an excellent source of folate, vitamin A, iron and vitamin K. Like other leafy greens, spinach also provides fiber, magnesium and calcium.
Here are tips on getting the most nutritional value out of spinach:
- Buy it fresh. Between travel and storage at warmer temperatures, some of the nutrient content may be lost.
- Unwashed spinach should be packed loosely in a plastic bag and placed in the refrigerator crisper where it will remain fresh and retain its nutrient content for about four days.
- Frozen spinach retains more of its nutrients because it is flash-frozen.
- Wash spinach before serving.
Get more information on the benefits of adding spinach to your diet by contacting a registered dietitian.