ingredient information
Spinach Organic
Spinach has long had a reputation of being very good for you as it is very high in nutrients. It is a very good source of fiber, calcium, iron and vitamins A, C and K. It also provides potassium. Spinach is very versatile. It can be used in many ways including raw in salads, cooked in a souffle, omelette, quiche, pancake filling, soup or as a sauce on pasta. As a vegetable accompaniment it is lightly cooked and often enhanced with nutmeg. Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation. Before a product can be labeled "organic," a Government-approved certifier inspects the farm where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards. Companies that handle or process organic food before it gets to your local supermarket or restaurant must be certified,(see Spinach)