Getting Real on Ingredients: Spinach

Getting Real on Ingredients: Spinach

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This month, spinach takes the spotlight. It is a relative to beets and chard (and is totally in season right now, from March to June). This potent green is full of Vitamin K, is an excellent source of fiber, and is a plant-based source of iron.

Vitamin K

Did you even know there is such a thing as Vitamin K? There sure is, and it’s important for a variety of reasons! It maintains bone health and helps with blood clotting. Beauty addicts also love Vitamin K to help combat undereye circles and other skin issues like scars, bruises, and spider veins – and they’ll love it in our Best Seller Pesto Shrimp made with spinach.

Fiber

A little bit goes a long way – spinach is an excellent source of hunger-satiating fiber. And, it will only set you back about 25 calories for 100 grams or ½ cup! Fiber helps to keep your digestive system running smoothly and promotes “regularity.” It also helps lower cholesterol levels, prevents heart disease, and manages a healthy weight. It’s one of the delicious star ingredients in our craveworthy Best Seller Beef Bolognese.

Iron

Spinach is a wonderful plant-based source of iron. Iron helps red blood cells function, transports oxygen around the body, and aids in energy production. It can help prevent iron-deficiency anemia, which is a decrease in red blood cells caused by too little iron. Women ages 19 to 50 need 18 mg of iron each day, and men need 8 mg. 1 cup of spinach as 2.7 mg, so adding in a few cups throughout your day is a great way to help meet your needs.

Don’t forget to add these spinach-rich Best Sellers – Beef Bolognese and Pesto Shrimp – to your Meal Planner this week!

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