Spinach, regular

Spinach, regular

Spinach is a leafy green producing succulent, dark green, spoon-shaped leaves. It offers a subtle, yet assertive vegetal flavor often with iron or metallic notes. Depending upon variety and maturity, Spinach can be sweet, earthy, nutty and even tangy.

Spinach can be eaten fresh or cook and stands up well to heat, baking and sauteing. Use as in a salad mix or as a dark, leafy green. It is highly versatile and pairs well with spring vegetables, citrus, berries, eggs, nuts, bacon, pasta, cream and fresh cheeses. Flavor with Indian or Middle Eastern spices, creams, ginger, garlic, shallots, chiles and soy. Spinach will keep, dry and refrigerated, for one to two weeks.

Spinach is a native to Persia, and today it is still found growing wild in modern day Iran. The domestic cultivation of Spinach goes back over two millennia when it was first brought to China in 647 BC. Trade routes are most likely to thank for its European introduction, when the Sicilians imported Spinach sometime during the ninth century. It later spread to Spain and England and was known by a plethora of aliases such as spinech, spinage, spinnedge, or even spynoches. Spinach thrives in cool temperatures and sandy soil with conservative watering.

Regular spinach Nutrition Facts: Calories, Carbs, and Health Benefits

Regular spinach is 91.4% water, 3.63% carbohydrates, 2.86% protein, and contains 0.39% fat. One cup of regular spinach will give you with 1.089 grams of carbohydrates. It is equal to 0.84 percent of the 130 grams of carbohydrates you need on a daily basis, according to the Institute of Medicine (US). That same in a 100 gram amount, regular spinach supplies 23 calories and is a very good source of Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone), Vitamin A (total, RAE), and Vitamin B9 (folate, DFE) (536.56%, 67%, and 48.5% of the Daily Value, respectively). So if you have regular spinach in your diet, it helps your body to stabilise blood clots and heal wounds faster, regulate concentration of calcium in the blood, retent of episodic memory (in older people) and it is effective against excessive bleedingosteoporosis by regulating calcium levelshigh cholesterol level. At the same time it contains a large amount of Manganese and Magnesium attaining 49.83% and 25.48% of the Daily Value in a 100 g (3.5 Oz), respectively.