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.
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.
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Who Grows It
Andy & Abbie Etchart
Everkrisp Vegetables Inc.
Duncan Family Farms
John Powell Jr.
Peter Rabbit Farms
Mann Packing Company
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