Great Health Tip of the Day: National Spinach Day

March 26, 2014

You probably already know from Popeye that spinach is a nutritional powerhouse. But do you know why?SpinachBerrySalad

  • 1 cup of cooked spinach provides almost 1000% of your daily vitamin K needs! Vitamin K is important for blood clotting and bone health.
  •  Spinach contains many antioxidant plant nutrients, including lutein and zeaxanthin, which help prevent age-related macular degeneration.

Need some fresh ideas on including spinach in your diet?

  • Try a baby spinach and berry salad. Toss baby spinach with fresh or frozen strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries and top with slivered almonds and Harmons raspberry vinaigrette dressing.
  • Support Frozen Food Month by purchasing frozen spinach! Thaw and squeeze out all the liquid and add to your favorite pasta sauce.