Does Spinach Really Make You Stronger?

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There are many easy-to-overlook health benefits to spinach. Spinach is low in saturated fat and very low in cholesterol. It’s also a good source of niacin and dietary fiber.

 

It provides the following:

  • Protein,
  • Vitamin A,
  • Vitamin C,
  • Vitamin E,
  • Vitamin K,
  • Thiamin,
  • Riboflavin,
  • Vitamin B6,
  • Folate,
  • Calcium,
  • Iron,
  • Magnesium,
  • Phosphorus,
  • Potassium,
  • Zinc,
  • Copper,
  • Manganese.

On the other hand, one downside to spinach is that it is high in sodium.

Nino’s carries many varieties of spinach, such as baby spinach or salad spinach, classic spinach for cooking, organic baby spinach, and fresh bunched spinach. Depending on how you plan on using it, we have you covered.

One thing I’ve learned over years of buying produce is that having trust in your vendors, growers or suppliers is essential to carrying high-quality produce on a consistent basis. This has never been a problem with Riggio Distribution Company. Riggio’s is the owner of the ever-famous Aunt Mid’s label that you have seen in our stores for over 25 years. Their packing and processing plant is located right here in Detroit and is one of the safest, cleanest facilities in the entire country. The plant is regularly audited for compliance to strict standards and to confirm qualifications, understanding of important food-safety principles, and the ability to meet food-safety requirements and compliance expectations.

When different varieties of spinach arrive at the plant, they are carefully and thoroughly washed and prepared using custom processes. Then they are gently packaged in those red or blue bags you have seen in our stores. Both spinach bags are breathable and designed to maintain freshness longer. Along with meticulously following FDA-required Good Manufacturing Practices, the plant follows the principles of HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points), which is a rigorous system designed to prevent and mitigate potential problems at key junctures of the process. Another important component of an effective food-safety program is the ability to trace products back to where they were grown and forward to where they were distributed. In addition to being one of the healthiest vegetables available, spinach is also one of the safest, thanks to the great work of our friends at Riggio Distribution.

Looking for some great spinach recipes? Get started with these recipes from Chef Pete!