A member of the brassica family, spinach
is an exceptionally nutritious food. Packed with large amounts of the
antioxidant beta-carotene as well as the even more powerful carotenoids
lutein and zeaxanthin, spinach has strong and proven anti-cancer benefits.
Spinach is also an excellent source of
folate - 1oz contains nearly 25% of our daily requirement. Spinach also
protects against age-related macular degeneration (AMD), an eye disease
affecting elderly people. Spinach is best eaten raw or lightly cooked
having washed it and shaken it dry without adding any water.
Calories in Spinach:
4 oz/100g = 25 calories