Spinach Nutrition Facts

Spinach Nutrition Facts

Spinach is a rich source of iron and calcium and we all know that. However, there are several other nutritious contents in spinach that most people do not know about. Even a small serving of spinach can have great benefits for people. In spite of being vegetable, spinach has a high content of iron and calcium. It also has the B complex vitamins like thiamin. It has folic acid which is very good for nursing and pregnant women especially.

It contains huge lists of proteins and amino acids that play various important roles in our body. Eating a bowl of spinach everyday can help us lose weight, and is ideal for people looking to lose those extra pounds.

There are many varieties of spinach like some are with crinkled leaves and some have smooth leaves. Also, they vary in sizes. Spinach grows throughout the year, and it is available in all countries. In the United States, spinach is not used in main course cooking, but it is found as a stuffing in several dishes.

Also, spinach has high water content, but it is still very low in calories. Here are some nutritional facts on spinach for each serving of 100 grams.

Carbohydrates                          3.6 g
          Sugars                                       0.4 g
          Dietary fiber                               2.2 g
          Fat                                             0.4 g
          Protein                                       2.2 g
          Vitamin A                                    9400 IU
          Beta carotene                            5626 mcg
          Folate                                        194 mcg
          Vitamin C                                    28 mg
          Vitamin E                                    2 mg
          Vitamin K                                    483 mcg
          Calcium                                       99 mg
          Iron                                            2.7 mg

Hundred grams of spinach can give you 20 kilocalories of energy.

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