Spinach is a leafy green vegetable that is a great source of calcium, vitamins K, A, and C, iron, antioxidants, and more. Vitamin K is needed for strong bones because it improves the body’s absorption of calcium. Spinach also provides lots of iron for energy and healthy blood, and contains a high level of magnesium for muscle and nerve function.
It is also rich in antioxidants, and research suggests that spinach leaves may lower blood pressure and benefit heart health.If a person is taking blood thinners, they should use caution when increasing their intake of dark leafy greens.
Normally, if kept in a refrigerator, spinach can stay fresh for 10-14 days from the date that it was harvested (if rinsed and air-dried or patted dry before storing). Below are a couple ways to help prolong the life of spinach.
Makes 4 servings.
Makes 4 pastries.
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