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Featured Video - Spinach
Spinach is marketed as English spinach although it can also be confused with Silverbeet (see separate listing).
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.

* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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