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Is spinach a superfood?

Spinach: ‘superfood’ benefits and fresh, bitter flavour

Spinach (scientifically known as Spinacia oleracea), originally from Persia, has gained global acclaim as a 'superfood' for its nutritional richness and distinct, slightly bitter flavor. This leafy green is a treasure trove of nutrients and antioxidants, including iron, folate, and vitamins K, C, and A. Regular consumption of spinach may aid in reducing the risk of certain illnesses, managing high blood pressure, and supporting overall energy levels. It's also beneficial for maintaining good vision and promoting heart health.

Spinach: A Versatile Ingredient in Your Kitchen

Spinach's versatility in the kitchen is unmatched. It can be enjoyed in various forms - raw in salads, sautéed, boiled, or stir-fried. This makes it an excellent addition to a wide array of dishes:
  • Salads: Fresh and raw, spinach adds a nutritious punch to any salad.
  • Pasta Dishes: Spinach can elevate pasta with its flavor and nutrients.
  • Stews and Soups: It blends seamlessly into heartier meals for an extra dose of greens.
  • Smoothies: For a quick nutrient boost, add spinach to your favorite smoothies.

Spinach for Every Diet

Whether you're a vegetarian, vegan, or just looking to include more greens in your diet, spinach is an ideal choice. At HelloFresh, our diverse selection of spinach recipes caters to all dietary preferences. From simple, quick meals to more elaborate dishes, our recipes are designed to help you incorporate this healthy, balanced green into your daily diet seamlessly.
Interested in discovering the wonders of spinach in your cooking? Our collection of spinach recipes offers a range of options for vegetarians, vegans, and health-conscious food lovers. Dive into the world of spinach and elevate your meals with this nutrient-rich superfood!

How to: Spinach - FAQs

How to cook spinach?

Spinach can be cooked in multiple ways, including blanched and wilted. It’s important to note though that due to spinach being 91% water it will wilt down very quickly and you will need to remove the excess water so that it isn’t soggy. At HelloFresh, all of our meal boxes come with step-by-step instructions on how to cook your ingredients the correct way.

Is spinach good for you?

Yes. Due to being low calorie and packed full of nutrients and antioxidants spinach is generally classed as a health food.

Is spinach a protein?

Spinach is a vegetable and not a protein as it has a very low protein content of only 0.7g per cup.

How much iron is in spinach?

There is 2.7mg of iron per 100g of spinach.
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