Spinach has an undeserved reputation for being high in iron. In 1870, Dr. E von Wolf measured the iron content of spinach, but placed the decimal point in the wrong position. This overstated the iron content of spinach ten-fold. German chemists did not discover the mistake until 67 years later. The myth of the high iron content of spinach is still being wrongfully yet widely circulated today.
Serving Size: 1 cup
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat: 0.12g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate: 1.09g||0.36%|
|Dietary Fiber: 0.7||0%|
|Vitamin A 56.26%||Vitamin C 14%|
|Calcium 3%||Iron 4.5%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Source: USDA National Nutrient Database