Spinach Also Known asPalak, paalak.Calorie for calorie, leafy green vegetables like spinach with its delicate texture and jade green color provide more nutrients than any other food. Popeye popularized spinach, but it's too bad he ate it out of a can. Fresh spinach retains the delicacy of texture and jade green color that is lost when spinach is processed. Raw spinach has a mild, slightly sweet taste that can be refreshing in salads, while its flavor becomes more acidic and robust when it is cooked. There are three different types of spinach generally available. Ã‚Â·Savoy has crisp, creased curly leaves that have a springy texture. Ã‚Â·Smooth-leaf has flat, unwrinkled, spade-shaped leaves, while semi-savoy is similar in texture to savoy but is not as crinkled in appearance. Ã‚Â·Baby spinach is great for use in salads as it has a sweeter taste, probably owing to its reduced concentration of oxalic acid.
Spinach (1 kg): 190 Calories