Spinach is a commonly used leafy green with small, arrow shaped leaves, and thin stems.  Spinach is high in antioxidants and vitamins A, C, E, and iron.  Spinach’s high nutritional content is well preserved when served lightly cooked or raw.  Cook quickly until spinach turns a bright green for best flavor.  Spinach has a wide variety of culinary uses including, salads, pasta, and egg dishes.


Store unwashed spinach in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.  To store washed and dried spinach, wrap loosely in a paper towel and place in a bag or container.  Wet spinach will spoil quickly.


Separate leaves,  and chop or tear into bite size pieces.  Use raw leaves in salads, add to pasta, pizza, lasagna, frittata, quiche, and stir-fries.