Superfood: Spinach

Spinach is considered one of the top superfoods due to it containing so many important vitamins and minerals, all packed into low calorie servings.

In many cultures spinach has played a vital role in people's diets, as it is so readily available and easy to prepare. Its versatility makes it a fantastic ingredient to add to lots of recipes, but it can be enjoyed raw as well.

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The list is long when it comes to health benefits of this amazing little superfood. Leafy greens, but Spinach in particular contain more nutrients than practically any other vegetable! It’s especially high in vitamin A,  which is essential to keep your skin healthy and your hair strong and silky. It is also high in protein and contains Iron, Magnesium, Vitamins K, B2, B6, C and has powerful antioxidants that fight free radical damage.

Fun fact: Research suggests that spinach can neutralize explosives. The enzymes found in spinach have a reactivity effect that transforms and degrades explosives such as TNT, although we wouldn’t recommend trying this one at home.

It's time for a recipe, and we love the look of this vegan, gluten free one from Cookie and Kate. This quinoa salad with fresh spinach and sun-dried tomatoes looks incredible and it’s packed full of goodness!

 

Spinach also plays an important part in many of our juices. The dark green colour suggests it contains high levels of chlorophyll and health promoting carotenoids. Having such a high water content of about 92% makes spinach a fantastic addition to our juices, including our incredibly popular Green 02. Even though our Green 02 does contain kale, it is in fact spinach that gives the juice its lovely dark green colour. 

From start to finish our juices never come in to contact with any heat. This is important to us, as it makes sure that all the nutrients and goodness in every fruit and vegetable is preserved in the bottle the way it should be. 

All of our Green juices contain this incredible leafy green and are available for order online here. Our popular Green 02 is also available for wholesale, along with Ginger 01 and Red 01, so should you be interested in creating a trade account to stock these amazing juices get in touch at info@thejuicecollective.co.uk, we would love to hear from you.