Spinach is available all year round.
Store in the refrigerator in a plastic bag. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.
Spinach originated in Asia and was introduced to Europe by Arab traders during the thirteenth century. Spinach was made famous this century by Popeye the Sailor when eating spinach made his muscles bulge.
Serving size: 75g - 1/2 cup, boiled and drained
|Avg Quantity per serving||Avg Quantity per 100g|
|Fat, total (g)||0.3||0.4|
|- saturated (g)||0.035||0.047|
|- sugars (g)||0.0||0.0|
|Dietary Fibre (g)||1.73||2.3|
|Vitamin B6 (mg)||0.98||0.13|
|Vitamin A Equiv. (µg)||298.73||398.3|
|Vitamin C (mg)||0.9||1.2|
|Vitamin E (mg)||0.0||0.0|
Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research