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Spectacular Spinach

Spinach is both vibrantly green and loaded with nutrients and antioxidants. It’s also easy to grow in your region! These leafy greens thrive in cooler weather and are ready for harvest in the Spring.

Whether you eat spinach raw or cooked, their health benefits shine through. Spinach contains fiber, iron, calcium (hello, healthy bones!) and vitamins that keep us healthy. More spinach facts are incoming – read on!

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SPINACH FAST FACTS

Raw spinach is 91% water.

Spinach is one of the richest natural sources of quercetin, an antioxidant that is thought to ward off infection and inflammation.

Spinach comes in 3 varieties: savoy, semi savoy and flat-leaf.

Sandy soil is best for growing spinach.

Even though they look very different, spinach is related to beets!

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