Nutritional value of Spinach:
1 cup of cooked spinach contains 40 calories, zero fat and ample fiber. They also contain vitamins A, B9 and K as well as minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium and manganese.
Cooking spinach makes lutein and other nutrients more absorbable.
- Spinach contains lutein which prevents macular degeneration that can lead to blindness in the elderly.
- Spinach contains vitamin B9 or folate which prevents birth defects in newborns.
- Spinach is a good source of iron which prevents anemia.