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Spinach facts and general information about spinach.










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Spinach is Available:

Peak season is in the spring. Bagged variety available year round.

How Does Spinach Grow:

Spinach grows like lettuce.

What to Look for When Buying Spinach:

Most spinach is prepackaged. Otherwise look for crisp leaves as you would lettuce.

Spinach Storage Tips:

Store in fridge crisper section.

How to Cook Spinach:

Wash spinach and trim off ends. Add washed leaves to a hot pan and stir around. When spinach leaves are wilted and bright green remove from skillet. This will only take a few minutes.

You can also use spinach fresh in salads or side dishes. If using frozen spinach, let unthaw and squeeze excess water out of spinach before adding to recipe.

You can also buy dried spinach.

Spinach Nutrition Facts:

Spinach contributes to healthy bones, eyes and teeth. Spinach is high in iron, Vitamin K and Vitamin C.

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Spinach Recipes: 

Fresh Spinach Salad

Fresh spinach
Fruit of choice: sliced strawberries, sliced kiwi, grapefruit sections, etc.
Dressing:
1 Cup oil
4 Tablespoons sour cream
5 Tablespoons vinegar
½ teaspoon mustard
2 garlic cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons parsley
Blend oil and sour cream. Then mix in vinegar and other ingredients. Shake well before using.

Healthy noodles

1 Cup noodles
2 Cups water
4 leaves of spinach coarsely ground
pinch salt
1 teaspoon soy sauce
2 teaspoons tomato ketchup

Boil water for 1 minute, add noodles then spinach paste and all other ingredients. Cook well. Cover with a lid and let it simmer for a few seconds. Healthy noodles are ready to serve.

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