Saturday, December 18, 2010


Baby spinach is so easy to grow and can be continuously harvested all year round. I am having great success with it in my little garden patch, and for some reason, the snails and slugs are avoiding it too!

High in iron, calcium, beta carotene, vitamin C, riboflavin, and folic acid. But unfortunately, the bioavailability of calcium and iron in spinach is quite low. This is because spinach is also high in oxalates that bind to the minerals, preventing their absorption.

High in fibre and low in calories, spinach makes a nutritious and filling food for dieters. Spinach is virtually fat free and contains slightly more protein than other vegetables.

Exceptionally rich in phytochemicals with some of its antioxidant components being studied for their role in preventing cancer.

Frozen spinach is as nutrient dense as the fresh varieties. Snap frozen vegetables in Australia are sometimes even richer in vitamins than the fresh options we purchase off supermarket shelves.

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