Health Benefits of Spinach
Spinach is very low in calories and fats 100 g of raw leaves provide just 23 calories. Its leaves hold good amount of soluble dietary fiber and no wonder green spinach is one of the finest vegetable sources recommended in cholesterol controlling and weight reduction programs by dieticians!Fresh 100 g of spinach contains about 25% of daily intake of iron. Fresh leaves are rich source of several vital anti-oxidant vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin C, and flavonoid poly phenolic antioxidants such as lutein, zea-xanthin and beta-carotene.
It can be stored inside the refrigerator for up to a week; fresh leaves should be eaten at the earliest in order to get maximum nutrition benefits.