Spinach an edible herb is though to have originated in Persia.Spinach is a very common and healthy herb used in various food stuffs.Spinach first appeared in England and France in the 14th century, probably via Spain, and it gained quick popularity because it appeared in early spring, when other vegetables were scarce.
-Spinach is widely used in culinary as it has a bitter and astringent taste due to presence of Oxalic acid.
-It is widely used in making omelette,pesto,curries, soups and various sea food. It is added to Pasta to give it a rich green color.
– Spinach also makes a drool-worthy stuffing to gnocchi, tortellini or ravioli.
-Cheese and spinach go well Hand in Hand.Cooked and pureed spinach makes a delicious soup.
-Raw spinach leaves make a great and tasty substitute to lettuce when making s Sandwich.
Blanch it in hot water for a rich color and Taste.
Don’t be shy with your portions as it reduces on cooking.
Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A , manganese, foliate, magnesium, iron, copper, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin E, calcium, potassium, and vitamin C. It is a very good source of dietary fibre, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, protein.
Dietry Value Per 100 gm Total Fat 0.4 g Saturated fat 0.1 g Polyunsaturated fat 0.2 g Calories – 23 Cholesterol 0 mg Sodium 79 mg Potassium 558 mg Total Carbohydrate 3.6 g Dietary fiber 2.2 g Sugar 0.4 g Protein 2.9 g