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Storage and Preparation
Spinach should be washed thoroughly as the leaves tend to collect sand and soil. Leaves should be placed in a large bowl of tepid water and swirled around. Repeat this process with fresh water till no dirt remains. Do not leave spinach soaking in water as the water-soluble nutrients will leach into the water. We recommend boiling spinach in large quantities of water for 1 minute to decrease the oxalic acid content. Avoid covering the pot so the acid is released in the steam. Concerns over E. coli bacteria contamination are also taken care of when this method is employed as cooking fresh spinach at 71C for 15 seconds ensures E coli is killed.
We recommend a serving size of at least one cup of spinach. Foods from the chenopod family to which spinach belongs, should be included in your diet 1-2 times per week.
Spinach is included in the list of 12 vegetables and fruits on which pesticide residues are regularly found. Deena organic spinach is recommended over conventionally grown varieties.