Spinach is a native of Central Asia, introduced into Europe in the 15th century. Researchers have identified more than 13 different compounds in spinach that function as antioxidants and anti-cancer agents. It’s been shown to help those suffering from osteoporosis, heart disease, colon cancer, arthritis and other diseases.
Baby Spinach is an excellent source of vitamins K, A, manganese, B2, B6, E, C, calcium, and folate. It’s also a very good source of zinc, dietary fiber, phosphorus, vitamin B1 and choline. It contains a unique and beneficial mixture of phytonutrients, as well as anti-oxidants, flavonoids and carotenoids. It’s no wonder that spinach is considered one of the world’s healthiest foods.