Spinach (Spinacia oleracea L.) is a green, leafy vegetable that can be grown in both spring and autumn. Fresh spinach is attributed antioxidant properties because it contains a large amount of flavonoid compounds, chlorophylls, ferulic acid and caffeic acid, quercetin and carotenoids such as beta-carotene and lutein and is packed with vitamins such as vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin E and minerals like magnesium, manganese, iron, calcium and folic acid. Spinach is also a good source of chlorophyll, which is known to aid in digestion. There are numerous health benefits associated with the consumption of spinach and these are attributed to its lipid-lowering properties and cardiovascular protection, hypoglycemic activity, antiinflammatory effects, anticancer properties, antimacular degeneration, among others.
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- Spinach is packed with vitamins such as essential vitamin and minerals and is also rich in the carotenoids and exhibits powerful anti-oxidant and anti inflammatory properties