Superfoods: Spinach



A little bit of History:

Persia, modern-day Iran, is the home of spinach and its journey across the world is chartered from the 7th century when a Nepalese king presented it as a gift to China


The nutritional benefits of spinach include its anti-inflammatory effects, making it good for sufferers of asthma. It also contains high levels of antioxidants, beta-carotene and folates, which are thought to help prevent colon cancer. Spinach is especially good for pregnant women, being an excellent source of iron


  • The darker the leaf, the more nutritious it is: purchase young, tender spinach leaves and store them in a plastic food bag and keep refrigerated
  • Fresh spinach will only keep for about four or five days
  • Steamed spinach is the perfect pizza topping, bringing added flavour and nutritional content
  • Boost the nutritional value of your lasagna by placing spinach leaves between the different layers
  • toss some raw spinach with other mixed leaves and chopped walnuts to create a healthy salad

Do you have any favourite spinach recipes? or other cool tips on this superfood?


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  1. derekthezenchef

    13th June 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Oh, I love walnuts on spinach salad with some balsamic vinegar and Parmesan cheese. About spinach, doesn’t it loose quite a bit of nutrients when you boil it? Have you ever tried using the leftover water to cook rice or something, to try to salvage those nutrients?

    1. daisycandle

      14th June 2014 at 7:34 am

      Mmm that seems delicious, I will definitely try it out 🙂 …I usually steam my spinach, but when I used to boil it I used to drink some of the water, I found it refreshing. But that is a good idea to use the water for something else. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. alifemoment

    13th June 2014 at 2:32 pm

    This is a great post, full of tips, I love eating spinach, thanks for sharing !!! 🙂

    1. daisycandle

      14th June 2014 at 7:29 am

      Thank you for your lovely comment 🙂

      1. alifemoment

        14th June 2014 at 8:25 am

        You are more than welcome! 🙂

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