Brittle Bones? Try Spinach!!!
- Good source of Iron, which helps improve function of red blood cells
- Excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C and folic acid
- Vitamin K helps maintain bone health
- Good source for Mg, Mn, Fe, and Vitamin B2
- Dark green color implies high in chlorophyll and phytochemical carotenoids
- Anti inflammatory and anti cancerous properties
Spinach is available all year but it’s season is between March-June
Spinach is a fast growing plant and it thrives in cool temperatures (35-75 degrees F) and it loves full sun, but will still grow in shade.
Harvest Spinach leaves when they are big enough to eat. If you harvest the outer leaves, it allows the plant inner leaves to keep growing and it delays bolting.
Spinach can be paired with many things and some recipe options can be found at: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/ingredient-focus-spinach
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Second and Third Picture (Nutrient Profile): http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2626/2
Health benefits: http://www.livestrong.com/article/489201-the-role-of-iron-in-bone-density/
Health Benefits: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/ingredient-focus-spinach
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