Sunday, August 10, 2008

Spinach (Ispanak)

Reality of Spinach:

For a long time, we believed that spinach has the most iron content. But in reality, it has the same amount of iron as lettuce or other green vegetables have. Even apricot contains more iron than spinach.
Scientifically, there are two types of iron in food. Our body absorbs 30% of one type of iron which is evident in meat (beef, poultry and fish) and 2-10% of the second one that is evident at plants. The iron content and its absorption rate vary amongst the vegetables. For example; amount of iron is high but its absorption rate is low for spinach while amount of iron is low but its absorption rate is high for lentil. As a result, the iron we got through meat has been observed more and is more beneficial.
Spinach is a good source of Vitamin A, C and K, Folate, Potassium, Phosphate, Selenium and Iron. It is good for blood formation and fighting anemia, spinach makes you stronger and is a potent detoxifier.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You mean, Popeye was wrong?