Spinach, benefits, and nutrition facts

In the collective imagination, spinach is associated with Popeye the Sailor who, eating it directly from the can, became extremely strong. This vegetable is not as rich in iron as commonly described (though it includes iron) but it is, however, highly healthy. It is a source of vitamins, minerals, fibre, and proteins that are useful for many diseases.

Thanks to the high content of Vitamin A and C, fibre, and minerals, spinach can help reduce the risk of breast cancer, uterine cancer, prostate cancer, and colorectal cancer. Furthermore, it is highly recommended to protect the cardiovascular system and bones, and it can even prevent diabetes. It also helps regenerate red blood cells and it is excellent for eyesight. And that’s not all: spinach is very helpful for losing weight and fighting the skin aging process.

Teen Spinach Risotto 

  • 300 grams Risotto rice
  • 400 grams of spinach
  • half a celery stick
  • half a carrot
  • half an onion
  • extra virgin olive oil q.s.
  • white wine
  • vegetal broth
  • nutmeg q.s.
  • half a chili pepper
  • Parmesan q.s.

 

Method

Dice (or chop) the onion, celery, and carrot while heating extra virgin olive oil in a pan. When it is hot, put the minced inside the pot and let brown until the onion has become transparent. Simmer with white wine while cooking for a while.

At this point, add spinach, washed before, and cook it for ten minutes. Add some hot water to avoid it to get burnt as necessary. Now, add the Risotto rice and toast it for a couple of minutes.

Add ½ cups of vegetal broth previously prepared and cook. Add salt and pepper. Stir from time to time and add the vegetal broth until everything is fully cooked. When the rice is ready, add Parmesan and keep on stirring.

 

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