National Spinach Day! What Are The Benefits Of Spinach?

National spinach dayEvery March 26th is National Spinach Day! There has to be a reason why Popeye liked Spinach SO MUCH! This leafy green vegetable is very good for you.

What are the benefits? 

  • One of the best sources of iron.
  • An excellent source of calcium, folic acid, fiber, protein, calcium and vitamins A, C and K.
  • Is loaded with cancer-fighting antioxidants
  • Believed to help improve cardiovascular and gastrointestinal health.

On National Spinach Day you can spice up a home made pizza with some fresh or sauteed spinach, or try https://www.pictsweetfarms.com delicious Creamed Spinach recipe below:

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 (12 oz.) package frozen Pictsweet Farms Cut Leaf Spinach
  • 1/2 cup light cream
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

WHAT TO DO:

  1. Place spinach in a saucepan, cover with water, and bring to a boil.
  2. Boil for 3 minutes, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 4 minutes.
  3. Drain well.
  4. In a saucepan, combine remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until smooth.
  5. Reduce heat, stir in spinach and cook mixture another 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

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