Spinach, raw

Fun Facts

  1. Spinach has thin, flexible stem that can reach 12 inches in height.
  2. Leaves are edible part of spinach. They are oval in shape and alternately arranged on the stem. Biggest leaves are located on the base, and smallest on the top of the plant.
  3. Spinach develops small yellow-green flowers. Each plant produces either male (stamens) or female (pistil) reproductive organs (dioecious plant). Flowers are pollinated by wind.
  4. Spinach produces dry, lumpy fruit gathered in clusters that contain few seeds.
  5. All varieties of spinach can be divided in three groups based on the texture, size and shape of leaves. Savoy spinach has dark green and curly leaves. Flat-leaf spinach has broad and smooth leaves. Semi-savoy has partially crinkled leaves.
  6. Spinach is excellent source of vitamin A, K, E, C and vitamins of the B group. It is also rich source of manganese, magnesium, calcium and iron.
  7. Spinach can be consumed raw (in the form of salads) or boiled. It is used for the preparation of numerous salty meals.

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