Spinach is a super food loaded with tons of nutrients in a low calorie package. Dark leafy greens like spinach provide protein, iron, vitamins and minerals. It contains bio-chemicals called flavonoids – at least thirteen discovered so far – that soak up damaging free radicals and flushes them out. Particularly rich in folate and fiber – two elements that doctors believe are essential to cancer prevention – make spinach one of our favorite cancer-fighting foods.
Store in a plastic bag in the fridge, eat within a week. Wash before eating, if needed, and spin dry (a wet salad always disappoints).
Spinach is great raw in salads, folded into an omelet with fresh herbs, but is also wonderful wilted with a warm vinaigrette, or tossed into a lentil or grain salad.