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Spinach

Storage: Store spinach in a plastic bag in the crisping drawer of your refrigerator.

Preparation: Fill a large bowl or salad spinner with cold water, add greens, and swish them around to remove sand and dirt. Wait a minute to let the sediment settle to the bottom, then pull out the greens, dump the water, and repeat until the greens are clean. Dry thoroughly by rolling with towels

Taste: Soft, sweet, rich flavor.

Nutritional Benefits: It’s full of lutein, which promotes healthy eyesight by preventing cataracts and macular degeneration. One cup of fresh spinach provides almost 200 percent of the daily value of vitamin K, which is essential for bone health. Spinach contains twice the amount of iron as most other greens, which is great for energy.