10 THINGS TO EAT MORE OF IN 2017 #4
#4 SPINACH (EFO-RIRO)
Spinach ranks as one of the most nutrient-dense of all foods. At just 7 calories per uncooked cup, the dark, leafy vegetable is an excellent source of folate, antioxidant carotenoids and vitamins K, C, A, E and B-6. It’s also a good source of magnesium, riboflavin and potassium. While cooking spinach somewhat degrades its folate and vitamin C content, it actually liberates the antioxidant carotenoids, thereby increasing their bioavailability. As such, cooked spinach provides higher levels of vitamin A than its raw counterpart. Incorporating both raw and cooked spinach in your diet on a regular basis will help you make the most of all the vegetable has to offer. Enjoy with a portion of your favourite accompaniment or even by itself 🙂
Efo-Riro is available in all our branches in both single and bulk portions (to order).