Health Benefits of Spinach

Botanical name: Spinacia oleracea Introduction Spinach which is thought to have originated in ancient Persia with the cultivation spread to Nepal, and by the seventh century, to China, where it’s still called “Persian Greens.” The Moors introduced it to Spain around the 11th century. Spinach is known to thrive better in cooler than warmer climates, According to the USDA, Americans consume nearly 2½ pounds of spinach per year per capital. Spinach fresh from the garden is often used for salads and in place of lettuce on sandwiches. Health Benefits of…

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How to grow Spinach – Step by Step Guide

Spinach which is easy to grow in cool climates contains nutrients such as iron, protein, vitamin A and chlorophyll. It is a suitable accompaniment to a wide range of dishes whether raw in salads or lightly steamed. Varieties Slow bolting varieties have unique characteristics as they are varieties that take longer to develop a seed stalk and thus focus more growth towards the leaves. Short days and cool temperatures result in better crop yield as bolting is deterred whereas long days and higher temperatures encourage bolting. Preparation Germination of spinach…

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