The Spinach is leafy vegetable five to eight cm in length and 1-1.5 cms in width, bottom of the leaf is shiny, with thick veins running across. It is first cultivated by the Arabs, the word spinach actually comes from a Spanish word hispania. In India it grows in great anundance. This crop thrives best in cooler and moist climate.
Spinach is often cooked as a green vegetable, it is also used as a soup, salads. The leaves are juicy , so no additional water is needed for cooking but should be washed in several changes of water. It contains a small amount of oxalic acid which is insoluble in the fluids of the alimentary tract is harmful in gravels, gout and liver disease. so should be avoided by those suffering from these ailments.
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