Featured Video - English Spinach
Popeye was said to get his strength from spinach because of its high level of iron which is needed to take oxygen to muscles. Spinach is not actually a great source of iron as its iron content is bound up with oxalic acid which can't be used by the body. It does have many other health benefits and is delicious. English spinach has bright green, thick, soft, oval to arrow-shaped leaves and green stems, both of which are eaten.
Buy in bunches or loose as salad greens. Look for bright green, fresh leaves that are not wilting.
Remove the string from the bunch and refrigerate in a plastic bag in the crisper for up to 3 days. Never wash before storing.