Tips For Cooking Spinach

Spinach is considered a superfood because it has an extremely high nutritional value and is rich in antioxidants. It is a good source of vitamins A, B2, C and K, and also contains magnesium, manganese, folate, iron, calcium and potassium.

Cooking spinach can be tricky. A bunch of fresh spinach gets dramatically smaller when cooked. Although, you might think it won’t fit in the frying pan, the water in it soon evaporates and it shrinks to a fraction of its former volume. You want to drain and dry the spinach leaves as well as you can before cooking them. Then sauté some garlic in olive oil and add the cleaned, drained, and dried spinach leaves to the pan. Cover and cook for only a minute or two.

If you don’t have any fresh spinach, then you can always use frozen spinach instead. Just bear in mind that for every 2 pounds of fresh spinach, you’ll need less than half the weight in frozen spinach.

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