The belief that spinach is exceptionally high in iron is actually based on a mathematical error in the 1800s. Although it is a good source of iron, it will not give consumers super strength as depicted in the old Popeye cartoons.
Avoid wilted or bruised spinach leaves, or those with a slimy film. Spinach stays fresh for up to 5 days if stored loosely packed in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
See also Leafy Greens.
|Serving size:||100 g (3-1/3 cups)|
|Region:||China, Europe, the United States|
|Hydrochloric Acid||Stimulates production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.|
|Pancreas||Eaten raw or juiced, is healing for the pancreas.|
|Protein/Amino Acids||2.9 g||6%||Provides all essential amino acids in the necessary ratios.|
|Vitamin A||9376 IU||188%||Especially high in beta carotene.|
|Vitamin B9/Folate||194 mcg||97%|
|Vitamin K||483 mcg||604%|