Health Tip: Popeye Wasn't Wrong About Spinach
(HealthDay News) -- Cartoon lore was correct about spinach being good for you. The green, leafy veggie is rich in essential vitamins and nutrients, and is a great source of fiber.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers this advice about buying and preparing spinach:
For maximum nutrition, buy spinach fresh.
Frozen spinach, if fresh isn't available, will retain most of its nutrients.
Just before serving, always wash fresh spinach carefully.
Store unwashed spinach loosely in a plastic bag in the refrigerator's crisper, where it will last about four days.
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