Vegetables – Spinach Baby
Vegetables - Spinach Baby - BioGro Certified
Baby spinach has round to oblong leaves with a mild flavour.
Spinach is a dark, leafy green vegetable that is packed with vitamins and other
nutrients. A super food, spinach has a range of health benefits
Spinach deserves its reputation as a health enhancing vegetable, being a good source of both nutrients and phytonutrients. It is a good source of vitamins A (in the form of beta-carotene), B6 and folate. Spinach is also a source of iron plus contains potassium. Spinach is also low in energy (kilojoules). The phytonutrients of most importance are the carotenoids (beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin), flavonoids and other phenolic compounds.
It should also be noted that spinach contains oxalic acid which can decrease the body’s absorption of calcium and iron from spinach. Cooking can reduce the effect of oxalic acid.