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Spinach Tips

By SkinnyandMini | May 17, 2009

Storing Spinach – If spinach is already bagged and sealed leave as is. If spinach is opened only clean the leaves you will use for that meal. Store additional spinach in plastic bag. Only keep for 3-4 days.
• Spinach is known as a rich source of iron and calcium.
• The iron in spinach is poorly absorbed by the body unless eaten with vitamin C.
• When using spinach you generally have to blanch or wilt it first. This means you put it in boiling water for less than a minute. Be sure to add salt to the water to the keep the color of the spinach. Or saute in saute pan with butter for a minute.
• Spinach makes a great vegetable with any dish and is easy to prepare. Simply remove the stem and clean some spinach leaves. Then you can add to boiling water to blanch or just add to saute pan with butter and garlic. Depends how much spinach you have. You do not want to over crowd the saute pan.

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