Spinach

Spinach

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.

Fun Facts: 
Make washing spinach easy by adding a small amount of salt to cold water. Swish around, transfer to colander, rinse and drain immediately, pat dry.
Spinach was the first frozen vegetable to be sold.
Seasonality: 
Arizona, January, February, March, April, December, California, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Andy & Abbie Etchart

Everkrisp Vegetables Inc.
Tolleson, AZ

Arnott Duncan

Duncan Family Farms
Buckeye, AZ

George Boskovich

Boskovich Farms
Oxnard, CA

John Jackson

Beachside Produce
Guadalupe, CA

John Powell Jr.

Peter Rabbit Farms
Coachella, CA

Mike Jarrard

Mann Packing Company
Salinas, CA
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving  
Calories: 7  
  % Daily Value*
Total Fat: 0.12g 0%
Cholesterol: 0mg 0%
Sodium: 24mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate: 1.09g 0.36%
     Dietary Fiber: 0.7 0% 
     Sugars: 0.13g  
Protein: 0.86g  
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