The Super Green Spinach

Did you know every year on 26th March, world celebrates Spinach day ? The Super Green Spinach has a day dedicated to its being. Isn’t that wonderful to know ? The origin of the day is still unknown and the reason behind why it was invented, is not known to anyone. Nutritionists agree, that The Super Green Mean Spinach is indeed very nutritious and healthy.

The Super Green Spinach – Surprising Facts

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Raw spinach is 91% water, 4% carbohydrates, 3% protein, and contains negligible fat . In a 100 g (3.5 oz) serving providing only 23 calories, spinach has a high nutritional value, especially when fresh, frozen, steamed, or quickly boiled. It is a rich source (20% or more of the Daily Value,) of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, magnesium, manganese, iron and folate. Spinach is a good source (10-19% of DV) of the B vitamins riboflavin and vitamin B6, vitamin E, calcium, potassium, and dietary fiber. ( Source – Wikipedia)

Interesting Unknown facts about Spinach

According to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition – Spinach is excellent in controlling hunger and keeps you full for a longer duration of time

Spinach was the first food ever to be sold as frozen. It was done by Clarence Birdseye in 1930 in Springfield, Massachusetts

In the olden times, artists extracted green color from Spinach and used it as paint

China is the largest producer of Spinach across the world

The Super Green Spinach

The Super Green Mean Spinach

Oxalate, found in spinach, may cause kidney stones in some people. So, if you suffer from kidney stones, you can reduce its intake

Research suggests that juicing or blending spinach makes it easy for the body to absorb the nutrients, rather than cooking it.

Just one cup of spinach per day can reduce the possibility of a bone breakage in women by all most 70%

Spinach boosts metabolism in a significant manner. Many doctors suggest it to be included in the daily diet because of this.

Why is Spinach good for children ?

> Super power house of minerals

> Abundant in vitamins

> Natural Dietary fiber Source and hence helps in keeping the digestive system clean


Recipes with The Super Green Spinach

Spinach is really versatile and can be used in various forms. I am linking some very simple recipes by my dear friends – Kalyani VT and Kalyani Krishnan.

Recipes by Kalyani Krishnan on gkfooddiary

Spinach Egg Scramble Recipe for Babies, Toddlers 

Spinach Soup Recipe for Babies, Toddlers and Kids

Spinach Mushroom Pasta Recipe for Toddlers and Kids

Recipes by Kalyani VT on kitchenkathukutty

Spinach Rice

Spinach Mash for Babies & Toddlers

Spinach Dosa for babies & toddlers

Do visit their blogs for some very simple, healthy, nutrition rich recipes for your child and family.


Important Notes –

> Always buy spinach that is without any tears

> Clean spinach always before using. You may have to do this 5-6 times depending on the amount of dirt on it

> It’s suggested to steam spinach rather than boiling it, as boiling it is essentially just waste of all the goodness in it


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34 thoughts on “The Super Green Spinach

  1. We are a spinach hogging family. Since both hubby and me are into fitness, we have spinach with eggs for breakki atleast 3 times a week. So our toddler is used to spinach. My fav way to have more spinach is make a smoothie of it with orange and chia seeds. Yummy and healthy too.

  2. You are absolutely right. And Popeye comes to my mind everytime I hear about or see spinach!! Even though it’s loaded with all goodness, I don’t like it to cook it as it is! I always cook it with egg (just like you mentioned here). And thanks a lot for these recipes that I was unaware of. Will definitely try them soon.

  3. Spinach was one of those veggies I hated eating as a kid though I am glad now that I was forced to eat it. Nowadays though I absolutely love it. I loved the article. Maybe next time you can include a few recipes for us too.

  4. As a kid I never like spinach bit now I just love it. Thankfully my son loves Spinach and I try to make it regularly.

  5. So many nutrients and benefits! I should start eating spinach more. I must try some of these recipes to add twist to regular cooking.

    Ashh

  6. I didn’t know there was a day dedicated for Spinach. I love Spinach and miss how my mum used to cook it for me when I was young. Thanks for sharing so many recipes and benefits x

  7. I don’t like spinach even after experimenting a lot of new innovative recipes. But the benefits you listed out definitely make me rush to the kitchen and eat some spinach. Going to give it another try.

  8. I don’t like spinach much and that’s the reason I struggle to introduce it to my son. I didn’t know that spinach should not be boiled. Thanks for sharing the recipe links as I will be taking help from these.

  9. Spinach is something I love to eat. I can eat a plate full of rice with this 🙂
    But I didnt know that it has that much of benefits. Will give my son too.

  10. That’s quite useful information. I too prefer steaming spinach than boiling. And adding it in allmost all recipes.

  11. This is a super post. I love spinach and I often try to feed it to my fussy eaters hubby and the baby via the tastiest recipes I can come up with. This post helps

  12. Oh I didn’t know there is something called spinach day and I usually boil spinach but will try steaming now onwards. Thanks for such great info.

  13. Hi Princy. I love spinach. If I could, I’d eat it every day. But, as you know, eating a lot of the same thing becomes boring. I haven’t cooked it like in those recipes, though. So I will definitely try the ideas you’ve shared.

  14. I’m excited to try some of the recipes you’ve included. I love spinach, but my son and my boyfriend do not, and therefore, I don’t eat it often enough. Maybe I can start sneaking it into their meals, lol.

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