The Home of Spinach

Health benefits of Spinach:

Spinach is simply crammed with nutrients while being low in calories (23 calories per 100g).

It’s rich in folate which is beneficial to all, but most important to young and pregnant women. Evidence shows that expectant mothers who eat spinach can aid the normal growth of the baby and the formation of the placenta, and young women who may lack folic acid can help replace it with this leafy veg.



Just one cup of raw spinach gives
40 per cent of your daily nutritional intake.

It’s also been proved folate contributes to good blood cell growth and a healthy immune system as well as protecting against blood clots, heart attacks and strokes.

Spinach has vitamin A which promotes healthy and clear skin and vision and vitamin C which aids the growth of healthy connective tissue to support the organs and also wound healing.

Raw/100g

Steamed/80g

Energy (kcals) 29 15
Protein (g) 2.8 1.8
Fat (g) 0.8 0.6
Sat fat (g) 0.1 0.1
Carbohydrate (g) 1.6 0.6
Sugar (g) 1.5 0.6
Salt (g) 0.4 0.2
Folate (mcg) 114 65
Vitamin C (mg) 130 120
Vitamit A (mcg) 1383 512
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Whatever your age, you can help protect yourself against numerous illnesses and diseases by eating a portion of spinach every day.

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Age

BENEFITS

Children Helps establish strong young bodies and good cell growth, heals wounds
Young adults Wards off anaemia, can help with skin problems
Pregnant women Promotes healthy foetal growth and cell growth in the mother
20-30s Keeps skin clearer and fosters good vision
40-50s Protects against heart disease, strokes and blood clots
60-70s Aids with vision and avoiding macular eye disease, boosts immune system