Spinach: Was Popeye Right?

Whether consumed raw, wilted or cooked, spinach can add color, texture and lots of nutrients to your meal.  Spinach won’t make your muscles bulge like Popeye’s, but one cup does provide a punch as an excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin K and a good source of vitamin C and folate.  Spinach is also a good source of soluble fiber, which aids in decreasing cholesterol as well as keeping bowels functioning.

Spinach pairs well with: mushrooms, oranges/citrus

Fun facts:  Spinach was the first frozen vegetable to be sold for commercial use.  Spinach became the third most popular children’s food after Popeye made his debut in January 1929.

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About Fat Moon

Elizabeth is farmer, weeder, and owner of Fat Moon Farm in Westford, MA. Fat Moon sells locally grown vegetables and meat and hosts events that promote healthy lifestyles. Her favorite place is in the field at the farm and second favorite place is on a bike. Follow on Twitter @FatMoonFarmer
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