SPINACH

SPINACH

BENEFITS

  • A rich soruce of vitamin A ( as beta carotene), vitamin K, folate, and potassium.
  • Contains vitamins c and B-6 and riboflavin,

DRAWBACKS

  • Oxalic acid reduces iron and calcium absorption, and can accelerate the formation of kidney and bladder stones.

Cortraty to popular belief, spinach is not an espeecially good source of iron, The myth about its high iron content arose from an  analysis in which a decimal point was erroneously displaced.  But the vegetable's dark green leaves do contain many other valuable nutrients, especially the antioxidants and bioflavornoids, that help block cancer-causing substances and processes. For example, spinach is rich in carotenoids, plant pigments that are responsible for its dark green color.

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