Spinach contains exceptionally high amounts of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Calcium, and Manganese. It is also considered to be a rich source of Iron. It is important to note that the Iron found in Spinach is not easily absorbed by the body, partly because absorption is inhibited by Calcium and Fiber. To increase the bioavailability of Iron from Spinach and other leafy greens, be sure to include a good amount of Vitamin C in your meal (tomatoes, peppers, apples, and other fruits). Click here to learn more about the health benefits of Spinach.
Enjoy a fresh taste of the Beekman gardens as Josh Kilmer-Purcell & Brent Ridge return to the kitchen with this gorgeous new collection of heirloom-vegetable based recipes. Filled with vegetable-centric recipes for every season,
The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook takes you on a yearlong trip through the Beekman vegetable bounty. You'll discover 100 creative recipes, all designed to delight vegetarians and omnivores alike. Colorful, country-style highlights include spring pea soup, asparagus and prosciutto in puff pastry, refrigerator dilly beans, tomato jam, vegetable-packed mac-and-cheese, caramelized onion-and-potato hand pies, golden crispy rice with winter vegetables —and much more. Hardcover, 288 pages. (Williams-Sonoma, $25.99)