I cannot express how ridiculously excited I am at having a garden. I’m finally living in a house with sufficient space to have a little patch of land all my own to till, sow, and enjoy. I planted spinach, carrots, tomatoes, and carrots.
In case you were curious, here are some quick facts about the grooviness of spinach:
- Spinach is a seriously nutrient-dense food. It contains vitamin A, vitamin K, manganese, magnesium, and folate, just to name a few.
- Spinach may be a fierce cancer fighter. It contains certain flavonoids and carotenoids that are showing promising results in lab studies.
- The oxalic acid in spinach can block absorption of calcium and iron, so try to pair your spinach dish with a food high in vitamin c. Or you can boil the spinach for a minute or two.
- Boiling spinach actually makes it better for you because your body is unable to break down completely the raw spinach.
Got your fork? Salad’s ready y’all!