English spinach is considered a super food and is packed with vitamin C, beta-carotene and folate. It is delicious when eaten raw in a salad or cooked until slightly wilted. Buy online at BuyFruit.com.au.
English spinach has thick, soft, oval to arrow shaped leaves and bright green stems. Both the leaves and stems are edible. English spinach is considered a super food and is packed with vitamin C, beta-carotene and folate. It is delicious when eaten raw in a salad or cooked until slightly wilted. It can also be added to soups, stews and casseroles.
Choose English spinach with fresh-looking, deep green leaves and a fresh smell. Avoid bunches that have black or yellow tinges. Remove the string and store English spinach, wrapped in a paper towel, in the fridge for five to seven days.
Preparation Tip: Trim the tips of the stems and submerge the English spinach in water for five minutes, swilling lightly to remove any debris. Dry the spinach thoroughly with a sushi mat or paper towels. Eat fresh, or lightly boil or sauté the spinach until the leaves are slightly wilted. Take care not to overcook.
Serving Suggestion: Sauté two cloves of minced garlic in two tablespoons of olive oil until fragrant. Add 500g English spinach to the pan and cook until the leaves begin to wilt and lightly crisp. Serve hot with a wedge of lemon.