About Baby Spinach
Baby is a variety of spinach with flat, spade-shaped leaves that are soft and tender in texture.
While mature bunched spinach generally requires blanching to mellow its bitter taste, baby spinach is so clean and mild with a slightly sweet flavour, the leaves and stems can be eaten raw.
Baby Spinach is a dark green leafy vegetable packed with beneficial nutrients that have enormous health benefits. Spinach is an excellent source of iron, calcium, chlorophyll, beta carotene (needed for the production of vitamin A), vitamin C, riboflavin, sodium and potassium. It is great food for the vegetarian.
The sulphur content of spinach helps to clean the liver, and its vitamin A content can help prevent night blindness. Spinach has a high calcium content, however the oxalate content in spinach binds with calcium decreasing its absorption. Spinach is a rich source of antioxidants.
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