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Prep & Store

Trim the base and wash thoroughly in a large bowl of water. Swish the leaves, change the water, and repeat rinsing until water is clear.

Tasty Tip

Baby spinach is best for salads. Toss with bleu cheese, walnuts, red onions, and a vinaigrette dressing.

Quick & Easy Recipe

Place clean spinach in a pan with a little olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Cover and simmer until it wilts—usually 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition Notes

Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin A and a good source of vitamin C and folic acid.

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The information presented in the Food Guide is for informational purposes only and was created by a team of US–registered dietitians and food experts. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements, making dietary changes, or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2016.

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