A rich source of iron, vitamins A and C, spinach has dark green leaves that may be curled or smooth. It can be used raw in salads, or boiled/sautéed as a vegetable. Dishes that use spinach as an integral ingredient are called "a la Florentine."
What doesn't spinach have? It's loaded with lutein (great for eyes) and many other carotenoids, which are healthful antioxidants; plus other antioxidants such as coenzyme Q, in serious doses; plus several B vitamins plus C and E; plus iron and other minerals; plus betaine, a vitaminlike nutrient research suggests is good for your heart. And with almost no calories, you can eat as much as you want.
An annual potherb from southwestern Asia grown for its leafy green leaves. Spinach can be used raw, or cooked by boiling or sautéing. Its leaves contains small amounts of oxalic acid which gives spinach a slightly bitter flavor.
Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) is a flowering plant in the family Amaranthaceae, native to central and southwestern Asia. It is an annual plant (rarely biennial), which grows to a height of up to 30 cm. Spinach may survive over winter in temperate regions.
The Spinach (Eulithis mellinata) is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is found throughout the Palearctic region and the Near East though its distribution is rather local due to its specialized larval food plant. In the British Isles it is fairly common in England and Wales but much rarer in Scotland and Ireland.