From cultivation more than 2,000 years ago in ancient Persia, spinach spread among the world's cuisines, becoming entrenched in popular culture with 1929's Popeye the Sailor comics character. Spinach delivers a wallop of nutrients that can help fight cancer, promote heart and bone health, protect the brain from aging symptoms and protect against birth defects. With high amounts of vitamins A, C and K, iron, folate, maganese and Omega-3 fatty acids, the leafy green is fat-, saturated fat- and cholesterol-free, low in calories and a good source of fiber.
From savory appetizers to decadent desserts and each course in between, the Foxy-brand line of produce adds healthful nutrients and flavorful ingredients. These recipes offer suggestions for food pairings, hint at the culinary versatility Foxy-brand products provide and help you fill half your plate with vegetables and fruit at every meal, as suggested by U.S. dietary guidelines.
|Portobello, Beet & Goat Cheese Sandwich||50 min prep|
Choose fresh, crisp dark green leaves; avoid wilting, discolored spots and insect damage. Refrigerate, unwashed, in plastic bag up to 5 days; may be loosely wrapped in damp paper towel. Wash thoroughly by swishing in warm water to remove sand; pat dry. Both leaves and stems are edible; however, to remove leaf stem, fold in half and pull stem toward top of leaf. To retain the powerful line-up of nutrients in spinach, use raw in salads, on sandwiches or as juice. When cooking, do so quickly (stir-fry, saute, steam).