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Updated on June 2, 2013

If we talk about spinach, we may remember with Popeye. A famous cartoon characters who love ate spinach as his power.

I'm Popeye the Sailor Man
I'm Popeye the Sailor Man
I'm strong to the "Finich"
'Cause I eats me spinach
I'm Popeye the Sailor Man

(Written by Sammy Lerner, quoted in Popeye: The First Fifty Years by Bud Sagendorf)

I thought start from kids, adult until older knew him so well. Do we have to follow him? Before we decide to eat spinach, we have to know this vegetable closer than before. Please continue to read…..

Spinach is kind of vegetables known by the scientific name Amaranthus spp (in Greek, Amaranth means eternal).  Spinach was originally known as an ornamental plant. But after many people recognize the benefit of spinach for health and contain various nutrients, this plant also promoted as a food source as well.  Actually spinach has about 60 genera that are divided into approximately 800 species. However, this plant divided into two kinds of spinach, wild spinach and cultivation spinach.


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Do you love "spinach" like him?

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Spinach as the king of vegetables

I know, maybe some of us knew this plants very well as more than just vegetables, because this is the king of vegetables. We may have different perception about this. I’ll try to explain later. In 100 grams of spinach contained 0.7 g fiber, 92.9 grams water, 90 mg calcium, 29.0 mg phosphorus, 3.8 mg iron, 2.7 g carbohydrates, 2.1 grams protein, 131.0 mg sodium, 0.2 grams fat, 0.15 mg vitamin B2, 0.08 mg vitamin B1, 0.7 mg niacin, 76.7 mg vitamin C, 385.0 mg potassium, 4080 mcg beta-carotene.  Because of high nutritional content, spinach is often referred to as the “King of vegetables”.

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The benefit of vegetables for health

The content of folic acid and oxalic acid inside spinach make this vegetable also good to help various health problems, such as: lowering cholesterol, prevent gum disease, treat eczema, asthma, Face skin treatment, scalp and hair. The most beneficial of spinach is treating less passionate and lethargic as a sign of lack of blood. 

Moreover, spinach contains high fiber which is very good for our digestion and other diseases, like: constipation, heart disease, stroke, and problems concerning blood pressure and blood vessels. Spinach is known contain lots of protein, fat, carbohydrate, substances iron, potassium, calcium, routine, chlorophyll, as well as vitamins A, B, and C. With these substances, spinach is good to improve kidney function and digestion, low blood pressure and anemia. Spinach leaves can be used to purify the blood after the birth, strengthens hair roots, treat low blood pressure, and kidney failure.

In addition to the benefits above, spinach has benefit to prevent loss of eyesight due to old age (macular degeneration), cancer, cataracts and birth defects. Spinach is a great source of lutein and folate, which helps prevent heart disease and babies born with disabilities.

Spinach salad with artichoke tempura......Delicious!

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Spinach as herbal remedies

Constipation, Sore Gums, Peptic:

Ingredients: a bunch of spinach, a spoonful of honey
Step I: Clean spinach and cut its roots. Put in the juicer and then drink this juice about a liter half a day. Do it for a few days.
Step II: After being washed and cut, put in the juicer until smooth. Add a half cup of boiled water and one tablespoon of honey. After that squeezed and filtered. Drink three times a day about half a cup each time.

Skin face and hair treatment:

Ingredients:a handful of turmeric, a bunch of spinach leaves
Step I: cleaned the spinach and then blend. After that squeeze and take the water. Take turmeric after cleaning. Cut into small pieces and put into blender. Add water as needed. Squeeze the juice of turmeric and leave the water. Mix the turmeric and spinach juice. Add a little warm water. Use to wash your face or shampooing your hair.
Step II: Enter a bunch of spinach that had been cleaned to the juicer. Use spinach juice to scrub all parts of your face around the corners of the eyes, forehead, lips and chin. Do this treatment about five minutes when you wake in the morning and at night before bed. If necessary rinse with cold water.

Bronchitis, Anemia, Fever, Whitish, Liver Disorders:

Ingredients: a bunch of spinach, a spoonful of honey
Method:Enter the spinach in a blender by adding a little boiled water. Squeeze the spinach and add honey into it. Drink once a day.


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We should remember!

Though the spinach has a lot of benefit, but it still has limitations. We know the weakness of spinach in cooking process. We should not cook spinach with an aluminum pan. Aluminum can caused poison due the reaction of iron which was contained in spinach.

We should not eat spinach more than five hours after cooking. And like other vegetables, spinach is also not good if cooked too long on the fire because it causes a lot of wasted nutrients.

Do not be reheated! Spinach containing iron or ferrous (Fe2 +) which is good for the body. However, if reheated, there’s an oxidation process in spinach. Oxidation is the process of binding of oxygen. So Fe2 + will be changed to Fe3 + or ferric compounds that are toxic to the body.

Eaten immediately! We know that spinach containing iron, but spinach also contains nitrate (NO3). But if too long contact with air, this substance would turn into nitrite (NO2) which compounds are colorless, odorless, and poisoned. So, spinach should be eaten once cooked.

Choose fresh spinach. When the spinach is stored in the refrigerator for two weeks, nitrite levels will rise to 300 mg per kg. In other words, within 1 day of storage, nitrite compounds will be rise at 7 percent.

The most important thing to note is for those who suffer from gout and rheumatism. They should not consume vegetables this type because it can cause intense pain and excessive uric acid. This occurs because the high purine substances in spinach. Purine is then converted into uric acid in the body.

Fresh spinach from the garden!

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Crispy Spinach Snack

This is one of my favorite snack. Please rest for a while and I'll share delicious recipes about "Crispy Spinach Snack". I hope this could be a good alternative as healthy menu, but still delicious and "crunchy" made by spinach.

Ingredients:
- Two bunch of spinach, choose the broadleaf
- 200 grams of rice flour
- Water
- Cooking oil

Spices:
- 5 cloves garlic, chopped well
- 2 cm turmeric, rough cut
- 1 teaspoon of coriander
- 5 candlenut, chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt

Method:
- Clean spinach leaves one by one, and then set aside.
- All spices material washed then milled until smooth
- Prepare a rather wide bowl, mix rice flour and water, stirring until well blended, but not too watery
- Enter the spice paste into the dough and stir well again
- Prepare a frying pan, heat the cooking oil
- Dip one by one spinach leaves into the dough of flour and put into hot cooking oil
- Fry until browned and they are crisp.
- Crisp spinach snacks are ready to serve

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My brother, rajan jolly. Thanks for coming and I love your opinion about spinach. I hope you always healthy...amen!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Very interesting hub and I like the herbal remedies section. Also, I had no idea reheating spinach caused increase in toxic compounds in spinach.

      Voted up, interesting and useful.

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear friend, Pollyannalana. Thank you very much for coming. I got new recipe from you. I hope this hub useful for us. Take care!

      Prasetio

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      Pollyannalana 4 years ago from US

      I make spinach smoothies with sweet fresh apple cider and they are sooo good! You have a winner here, don't know how I missed it.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Pinkchic18 for coming to this hub. I hope this hub useful for you. Have a nice day! ~prasetio

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      Sarah Carlsley 5 years ago from Minnesota

      Very interesting facts here! Very helpful :) Thanks for the recipe at the end too, that's a good one!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Justin. You should read on the "Do not be reheated!" section. But if you want to reheat spinach is up to you! You can use my advice or not. Thank you very much for coming. Take care!

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      Justin 5 years ago

      It is perfectly safe to reheat spinach, by the way. You should really research that myth prior to posting something like that. Simply an old wive's tale with no scientific proof behind it...

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, grinnin. Nice to see you here. I know that not all of us love this vegetables. But I hope this information useful for you and your kids as well. Have a good day! ~prasetio

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      grinnin1 5 years ago from st louis,mo

      Great information here! Although I don't know about the spinach "shake"- might take some getting used to! But thank you for all of the remedies and great vitamin information. I'm going to make my kids read this!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My uncle, Micky Dee. Thanks for coming and I know how you love spinach. I hope you always healthy and keep eating vegetables. My pray always for you.

      Your nephew, prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, barbiegirl28. I am glad to see you here. I hope we can learn something new here related about the nutrition and what we must avoid. Thank you very much. Take care!

      Prasetio

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      Micky Dee 5 years ago

      I love spinach and needed another read nephew. No cooking spinach with aluminum. I'll be back. God bless.

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      This is very interesting... especially the parts about how spinach can turn dangerous. These were things I was not aware of. Thanks for the tips! :)

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My uncle, MIcky Dee. I am so happy to know that you love spinach too. Thanks for coming and give a lot of appreciation to this hub. You are right about this spinach. Cheers...

      Your nephew, prasetio

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      This is a wonderful hub. Spinach is a valuable green! I appreciate this hub. Another great work dear nephew!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, Green Lotus. I hope we can learn something "new" about spinach. I thought we must know about this. Have a nice weekend. Cheers...

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      Hillary 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Great advice and great recipes (especially the healing ones). Wow! All that nasty info on iron poisoning is scary. I never knew that reheated spinach could be problematic. Thanks for the tip!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thank you very much, tlpoague for coming to this hub. I am glad to know your child experience related with spinach. Hopefully this hub useful for you. Take care!

      Prasetio

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      Tammy 6 years ago from USA

      Great hub! I use to hate eating spinach as a child. It would give me an instant gag reflex. Now, I enjoy eating it all the time. Very useful information! Thanks!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My brother, Richard. I am glad your wife loves this hub. I hope you can try this snacks soon. I believe your wife can make it better. Thank you very much. God bless you!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Truckstop Sally. Thanks for coming and share your delicious recipes. Walnuts and blue cheese are great combination. Cheers...

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      Richard83 6 years ago from West Virginia

      Hey there brother! Great article. I am not much on spinach but I can appreciate some hard work. My wife enjoys it quite much. I am sure she would love to try this snack. As for myself, I will stick to my steak! See ya later.

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      Truckstop Sally 6 years ago

      Had a delicious spinach salad today (with walnuts and blue cheese) and I thought of you! Have a great week!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My brother, attemptedhumour. Thanks for coming to this hub. I hope this hub useful for you. Just enjoy your spinach and you can try various recipes from this veggies. Cheers...

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      attemptedhumour 6 years ago from Australia

      Hey Pras, my wife bought a giant batch of spinach, without me mentioning your hub. Brilliant, your thoughts must have seeped down the wires. Cheers

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Ingenira. Thank you very much for coming and I know how you love spinach. Your vote really appreciated. You can try spinach snack and spinach juice. Have a good day! Cheers...

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear, vocalvoach. Nice to see you here. I am glad to know that you love spinach. Thanks for share your wonderful experience start from childhood until now. You also delicious recipes. In my country it called "tumis". My mother also add this with shrimp. Wow.... Yummy.

      I really appreciate your vote. I hope this hub useful for us..amen. Just keep it up. God bless you!

      Love and peace, prasetio

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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      Wow, so many new information about spinach here. Good to know them. I should remember not to reheat them. And the recipes look yummy too. I'd like to try the spinach juice. Voted up, useful and awesome. Well written and very informative.

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      I eat spinach almost every day. I never realized that it should be eaten promptly after cooking. Glad to know about that. In the summer months, I grow my own spinach. As a child, I learned to eat spinach with a few drops of vinegar. I still like it that way.

      I also add spinach to butter beans, sauteed in garlic and a little turmeric. I love this hub, Prasetio, and will try the wonderful recipies you have so generously provided.

      I have voted up, useful and awesome. Blessings to you, my friend!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Support Med. Thanks for coming to this hub. I am glad you share delicious recipes with spinach as the main ingredient. By adding garlic and butter are great combination. I really appreciate your vote. I hope you always enjoy my hubs. Cheers...

      Love and peace, prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Erin. Nice to see you again. I am glad you love this information. Hopefully we can give attention with kind of veggies. We have to know the good and bad effect to our body. Thank you very much for coming and leave nice comment. Have a good day!

      Prasetio

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      Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

      We love spinach in my house! I add garlic seasoning and butter, it's delicious, and very nutritious as you stated. I never thought it could be used for facial and hair care, but with all of the nutrients, I believe it to be true. Thanks for sharing this information and for a well written hub. Have a great day prasetio30!!! v/r

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, KoffeeKlatch Gals. Thanks for coming and I am glad you love crispy spinach recipes. The most important thing is this hub useful for you. Have a nice weekend!

      Prasetio

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      Erin LeFey 6 years ago from Maryland

      Prasetio, I love spinach, and its great to know all its benefits. I've been eating it since a child but this is the first I have ever heard of any of the toxic effects that you have to be careful of! I can't believe that no one ever passed those on or it is not common knowledge! Thanks so much for the great information, excellent article!

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Prasetio, the Crispy Spinach Snack sounds so interesting, I an wait to try it. Spinach is certainly an amazing food. I have learned much today. Up and useful.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, Sharyn's. I hope this hub useful for you...amen. Take care!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Dolores Monet. Thank you very much for coming and share your experience about spinach as a fresh veggies. Wow.. sandwich with spinach is a new recipes for me. I must try this soon. I really appreciate your vote. Cheers....

      Love and peace,

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, randomcreative for coming to this hub and leave nice comment. I have the same hope as you said above. Have a great day!

      Prasetio

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      Sharon Smith 6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Great information and research Pras ~ thank you so much!

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      Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

      HI, Prasetio - I did not know that you should not reheat spinach. But that does not happen here - we eat it all. I love spinach, for its beautiful color, its nutrients, and its versatility. I put fresh spinach on a sandwich or wrap - spinach is the new lettuce!

      Voted up and God Bless!

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      Rose Clearfield 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Spinach with artichoke tempura sounds amazing! Great information in this hub. Spinach is definitely an underrated vegetable. Hopefully this hub will encourage more people to give it a try.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear, attemptedhumour. Thanks for your compliment about me. I am glad you want to put this veggies on your list. This gonna make you always on top and stay fit. No one better than fruits and vegetables, right. Have a good day!

      Blessing and hugs,

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, mariasial. Nice to see you here. I am glad to know how you love spinach. I believe you have delicious recipes. Keep it up! Cheers....

      Prasetio

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      attemptedhumour 6 years ago from Australia

      Well Sir you are going to live until you are 150 at this rate my fit and healthy friend. I didn't know all the ins and outs of spinach, but i do now. I love vegies and spinach is on the list most weeks. No vegetive state for our prasetio for many decades. Cheers

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      maria sial 6 years ago from united kingdom

      i don't love Spanish a lot but still eat it because of its beneficial effect and guess what! i also use to cook that spinach snack recipe with a little change. Any way very informative hub

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Martie. I am glad to see you again and I know how you love spinach. My grandma also avoid spinach because she got rheumatism. I hope this hub useful for us...amen. God bless you.

      Peace, prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Audrey. I am glad to know that you love spinach too. Thanks for dropping by. Take care! ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My lovely friend, acaetnna. Thanks for coming and share beautiful thought about this topic. You don't need to worried about iron substance inside spinach. It's just small portion Actually there are other vegetables or other food which contain iron. At least you still love spinach. Everything useful to our body if we use them with good portion. Take care!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, Hello.hello. I am glad this hub useful for you. Cheers...

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear friend, DjBryle (Jen). Nice to see you again. Thanks for your compliment about this hub and I know how you love spinach. I am glad this hub useful for you. God bless you.

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, mulberry1. I am glad you love my tips above. I hope this hub useful for you. Of course, you can try crispy spinach snack. You wouldn't regret with the "crunchy taste". Have a good day! ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Jen's Solitude. Nice to see you again. I am glad your husband began encouraging you to eat more spinach. Hopefully you get all benefits by eating consume this veggie...amen.

      Prasetio

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      Martie Coetser 6 years ago from South Africa

      I love spinach, but I did not know it is bad for people who suffer from rheumatism. Thanks a lot for this informative article, prasetio! Take care!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, SUSIE DUZY for coming to this hub. I am glad you like this information.

      My friend, dallas93444. Your vote really appreciated. Cheers...

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      Audrey Kirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

      I use spinach in everything I can from eggs to enchiladas....great hub, Prasetio!

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      A fascinating hub as always. Please tell me Prasetio does the human body fully utilise the iron from spinach. I was always taught that it was a myth about the iron content because the way that iron is stored in spinach is not beneficial to the human body. Just curious that's all! I prefer raw spinach in salads. Thanks for the warning about aluminium pans - they are poisonous and I ditched mine some time ago thankfully!

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      Tahnk you for giving so much useful information.

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      mulberry1 6 years ago

      I love a fresh spinach salad but I must admit your recipe sounds tempting too. I'll have to give it a try. I appreciate some of the warnings you provided. I didn't know about not using an aluminum pan. Good to know!

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      DjBryle 6 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =)

      Oh, I am so hungry! I love your spinach salad... I love spinach and I love your hubs, they make me feel and look good. Voted up for a useful and awesomely informative hub!

      Cheers!

      - Jen

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      Jen's Solitude 6 years ago from Delaware

      My husband began encouraging me to eat more spinach and now I totally love it in all its various forms. Great article and thanks for including the recipes as well. :)

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      Dallas W Thompson 6 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Great article! Voted up and awesome!

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      SUSIE DUZY 6 years ago from Delray Beach, Florida

      Great article about spinach. Very interesting.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear friend, samiaali. Nice to see you here. I am so happy that you love spinach. Raw and cooked are the same. I hope you enjoy this information. Take care!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, CMHypno. I am glad you love this hub. I hope we can learn something "great" about the miracle of spinach for our health. God bless you!

      Best wishes,

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      samiaali 6 years ago

      You have wonderful, informative Hubpage here prasetio30! I love spinach myself - raw or cooked! Thank you for all the great info! :)

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Lady_E. Thanks for dropping by. I hope by reading this hub you can start to love veggies. Finally you love spinach as super food and useful for your body. At least this hub useful for you. "Go Green"....

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Sinea Pies. You can try to make this snack soon. Take care!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, AliciaC. This is the best day, because I met many hubbers who love spinach including you. Wow.... you have delicious recipes. Of course, you can try to make this snacks. Thank you very much. ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Om Paramapoonya. I am glad to know that you love spinach. I thought you have delicious recipes by using spinach as healthy menu. I hope this hub useful for you. Thanks for share your vote. Cheers.... Peace, prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Granny's House. Nice to see you again. I am glad you want to share your experience by eating spinach with your kids and your grandkids. Finally they begin to love this veggies. I really appreciate your vote. God bless you!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, daisyjae. Thanks for coming and leave nice comment. I hope this hub useful for you. At least we know how to cooked the spinach properly. You can try crispy spinach snack soon. Take care!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Truckstop Sally. I am glad to see you here. Better choose the fresh one than canned spinach. Just keep it up. I believe you'll get the benefit from this vegetables.

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, kashmir56. I am glad you love spinach. I hope this hub useful for you. Your vote really appreciated. Cheers...

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      CMHypno 6 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      Spinach is a vegetable that I have had to learn to love, but thanks for all the great information and tips, prasetio

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      I love the way you presented this article. It will make people like me who don't like "greens" to eat it more.

      Thanks for the tips - I didn't know they had to be cooked in Aluminium pots.

      Best Wishes.

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      Sinea Pies 6 years ago from Northeastern United States

      This spinach snack sounds wonderful. Gotta try it!

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      Linda Crampton 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Voted useful! Thanks for all the information. I love spinach raw and cooked. I use it in salads, cooked with hot meals and blended in smoothies, which I like to make with all the food groups. Your recipe sounds delicious.

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      Om Paramapoonya 6 years ago

      Awesome hub! Spinach is one of the veggies that I almost always have in my refrigerator. I eat it raw as a salad. I put it in soups and many dishes. The only thing I haven't tried is a spinach smoothie. Rated up.

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      Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      I love spinach. I have noticed with my kids and my grandkids, when they are little they did not like spinach. Now that they are older they are beginning to eat spinach

      That recipe looks great. Will bookmark and try

      voted up. Yeah for spinach

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      daisyjae 6 years ago from Canada

      This reminds me to eat my greens. I did not know about the reheating thing so thanks for that tip, no more leftovers! And those crispy spinach snacks look interesting, i will have to try.

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      Truckstop Sally 6 years ago

      Great informmation. I never knew not to re-heat spinach. Interesting. I like spinach best raw in salads. About the worst thing I have ever eaten in my entire life is canned spinach. Why would they even bother?

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      Thomas Silvia 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi prasetio, I love spinach and have even grown it in my garden, loved the great recipes to !

      Useful and vote up !!!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Ruby. I am glad to see you. This is a good news from you that you love spinach too. I hope all tips inside this hub useful for you. We should give attention about how to cook spinach properly to keep the nutrients. Have a good day!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, babygirl33. Nice to see you again. Thanks for coming and share your cooking experience by using spinach. I hope you can learn a little about this vegetables and we know what we should to do and what we shouldn't do with spinach. Keep on cooking. I believe you have delicious recipes. Have a nice weekend!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Pam. Nice to see you. I am glad to know that you love spinach, raw or cooked. You certainly know kind of nutritions inside vegetables better than I am. I hope we can exchange valuable information about health topic. You still mu favorite. Cheers.... ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Peter Dickinson. I am glad to see you here and you give big attention to this hub. Your vote really appreciated. Take care!

      prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, stars439. Thanks for dropping by. No one better than vegetables, right. Spinach is good choice for us. ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, TheOnlineBlogger. I am glad this hub useful for you. Take care!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, KenWu. I am glad you have a good program. Spinach TRIAL program is sound good for you. I hope you love this vegetable like the other one. Cheers....

      Prasetio:)

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Pres, I love spinach, always have. I like it in a salad or cooked with a little bit of vinegar and sugar. Thank's for the warning about not cooking in aluminium. I was unaware about this.

      Cheers

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      baygirl33 6 years ago

      Good hub Prasetio!

      I love spinach but didn't know about all those things to watch out for.

      We are just two and spinach gets limp in the fridge so I have been buying frozen spinach and steaming it.cooking ,I agree ,takes out the value.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, anglnwu. I am glad you love spinach. I love cooking. But I am not confidence to write about other recipes. Practice is the best. I hope you enjoy all information about spinach. Have a good day!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, drbj. Thanks for coming and share your thought about spinach. At least you still love spinach though with salad. You are right about "popeye". I love your comment very much. You can try crispy spinach salad next time. Cheers.....

      Prasetio

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      Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

      I love spinach raw or cooked. This is a terrific hub. You have given so much good information and the pictures are really good. Rated useful and awesome! God Bless.

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      Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia

      I love the stuff. I did not know about the aluminium pan...but don't use them anyway. Thanks. Voted up. Interesting and helpful.

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      stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Thank you for this very important hub. A lot of information I never knew. GBY

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      TheOnlineBlogger 6 years ago from Cairo, Egypt

      A very useful hub prasetio30.

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      KenWu 6 years ago from Malaysia

      To be frank, I hate spinach, it does not taste good but base on your information above, I shall subscribe to a Spinach TRIAL program!

      Bookmarked this hub and rated "useful" :)

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      anglnwu 6 years ago

      Love all the interesting facts about spinach. I didn't know you cook as well--the crispy spinach looks fabulous and I'm going to try it. Thanks and rated up.