The health benefits of Baby Spinach
A 50g portion of raw baby spinach is an excellent source of:
- Vitamin K with 188% of your RDA, which is essential for blood clotting and plays a key role in bone, artery and cell health
- Folate (B9) which is essential for your DNA creation and repair, lowers your risk of heart disease and cancer, regulates inflammation, prevents birth defects and is essential for your brain
It's also packed with this phytochemical:
- Lutein and zeaxanthin, for healthy sight and may reduce your risk of cancer and cognitive decline
If you are eating it raw always eat with some fat such as a salad dressing to enhance the absorption of the goodness which in this leaf is mainly fat soluble.
RDA - Recommended daily amount