An annual herbaceous plant from the haze family. In Russia, there are several early maturing varieties.
The most famous are “Rostov”, “Dutch”, “virof-le”. The Gaudri variety is common in Latvia and Moldova.
Young leaves collected in a rosette are used for food. As soon as the flower stem appears, the leaves become coarse and lose their nutritional value. Spinach is resistant to low temperatures and is promising for eating in early spring, when there are still few plants containing a significant amount of vitamins.
At the same time, there are also violations of the function of the gastrointestinal tract, the body’s defenses are reduced. Folic acid is used to treat anemia of various origins.
Currently, folic acid is obtained industrially and is prescribed by a doctor, used in tablets.
Chlorophyll is a physiologically important chemical compound found in plants. Chlorophyll and its products are able to enhance the hematopoietic function of the human body. Thus, folic acid and chlorophyll have a complex effect on the body and make spinach useful not only for healthy people, but also for sick people. It is indicated for use in anemia.
Spinach is mainly used in boiled form. Housewives preserve it for the winter. With skillful preparation of leaves, spinach does not lose vitamins.
20 g of green spinach is poured into 100 ml of water, boiled for 15 minutes, cooled and drunk warm before meals.
Spinach and numerous dishes from it have a beneficial effect on the body.