Spinach: the vegetable plant
Spinach is also called garden spinach or vegetable spinach. It seems to have its origin in southwest Asia, whereby it has been known since antiquity in the Mediterranean. Spinach is a one-year-old vegetable plant with a height of 50 to 100 cm.
Vitamin bomb spinach
Spinach is a vitamin bomb, Popeye already knew that. It contains many minerals, protein, iron and vitamins. Including oxalic acid, carotenoids, vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6, vitamins C and E, iron, potassium, calcium, copper, magnesium, sodium, phosphorus and zinc.
Not only Popeye loves spinach children also love him in the pureed version with a dash of cooking cream. Here in Germany you like to eat it with fried eggs as a side-dish.
Culinary use of spinach powder
At Orlandosidee you will now also find spinach in powder. The spinach powder has a pleasantly light taste and can be mixed into juice, water or smoothies and you get a superfood drink. It is also suitable for dyeing pasta or pastry, so give it a try. Like the food industry, mix some spinach powder into the fresh pasta and make green tagliatelle, tortellini with cheese filling or even lasagna leaves.
Spinach powder: the production
The production of spinach powder is done by gentle drying of leaf spinach not to destroy its healthy ingredients. After drying, it is finely ground
Important Spinach is not recommended in large quantities for rheumatism, as well as people suffering from gout, kidney stones, arthritis or hyperacidity. This vegetable contains oxalic acid and it can aggravate the symptoms. The oxalic acid can be reduced by cooking the spinach with some creme fraiche, cheese or cream.