Not everyone is a fan of spinach like Popeye. Every time to gain strength Popeye used can of spinach and spinach came into limelight.
Fresh, green, leaf vegetable with all good characters – still spinach is one the most hated vegetable.
We all know what nutrition quality and benefit we get by eating spinach.. It is low in fat and even lower in cholesterol. It is high in niacin and zinc, as well as protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese.
Abundant flavonoids in spinach act as antioxidants to keep cholesterol from oxidizing and boosts immune system.
Why hate spinach?
- Dark color and texture
- Soft leaves
- Dirt or rubbery taste
- Cooked spinach release kind of odor that is not appealing for many
- It does not have a taste like cauliflower, carrot or beans!
- It has pungent odor similar to broccoli and Brussels sprouts!!
- Some feel that spinach has woody odor to it.
How to get used to spinach?
If you cannot stand raw spinach then, make spinach fritters, prepare spinach soup with tomato, onion, ginger and butter. Make Indian spinach curry with lentil (daal) – there are different ways to eat spinach.
Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: December 18, 2017