Spinach

Spinach is a flowering plant native to western Asia that belongs to the order Caryophyllales, the family Amaranthaceae, and the subfamily Chenopodioidea.

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BENEFITS

  • Spinach is extremely nutrient-rich. It contains lots of carotenoids, vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid, iron, and calcium.
  • A wide variety of compounds are found in spinach, including lutein, kaempferol, nitrates, quercetin, and zeaxanthin.
  • The benefits associated with spinach may include reducing oxidative stress, promoting eye health, fighting cancer, and regulating blood pressure.

CULINARY USES

The mild, slightly sweet flavor of raw spinach makes it a refreshing addition to salads. Enjoy a smoky flavor loaded with crunch. Spinach leaves cooked crispy and teamed with fresh red chilies. Cottage cheese bits in warm pureed spinach curry make for this delicious dish called Palak Paneer.

MEDICINAL USES

  • Oxidative Stress.
  • Eye Health.
  • Cancer Prevention.
  • Blood Pressure.
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