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By Cleverchefs

May is for Spinach

Spinach is a green leaf vegetable that is a rich source of vitamins A and C and mineral iron.

Spinach can be served as a green salad, a cooked vegetable, or as an ingredient in dishes.

Its scientific name is: Spinacia oleracea


100g of raw spinach has approximately 23 calories and has 2.9 grams of protein. Spinach also contains several other vitamins and minerals, including potassium, magnesium, and vitamins B6, B9, and E.

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Interesting Facts

royal dish

Spinach Florentine refers to a creamy spinach dish. The story goes that Catherine De Medici, wife of France’s Henry II, introduced the dish and gave it the name Florentine in honour of her native country, Italy.

Eggs Florentine
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Green Spinach Smoothie

Strong soldiers

During World War I, spinach juice was added to wine and given to injured soldiers, presumably to build up their strength.

super food

Spinach is high in chlorophyll and carotenoids. These chemical compounds are known for their ability to fight disease, improve eye sight, and perhaps even prevent or treat certain cancers.


Chop it! Cook it! Chomp it!

One easy way to cook Spinach is to blanch it. Not only is it quick, but blanching also helps retain the vegetable's vibrant green colour.

However, there are many yummy ways to enjoy Spinach. Try one from the list.

Spinach Pancakes

Enjoy sweet or savoury!

Creamy mushroom & spinach pasta

This healthy, vegan pasta dish is ready in under 20 minutes.

Watermelon & spinach super salad

filling vegetarian supper that counts as 3 of your 5-a-day

Spinach filo spiral pie

A take on Greek spanakopita

Mushroom & spinach risotto

Creamy and comforting

Homemade spinach sauteed

Sautéed Spinach

INGREDIENTS Yield: 4 servings

1½pounds fresh spinach

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 clove garlic, peeled

Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.


Discard blemished spinach leaves and tough stems. Rinse the spinach and drain well. Heat the oil in a skillet large enough to hold all the spinach. Add the spinach, garlic, salt and pepper. Cook over high heat, stirring rapidly, until the spinach is wilted and most of the moisture has evaporated. Remove the garlic and serve immediately.



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We have developed printable games to play at home or school.

One game is designed for Primary school-aged children and one for secondary school.

Natural Green Dye

Use spinach to make your very own natural green dye.

Find out how here

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Felt Spinach Tutorial

Make your own play spinach, which you can use over and over again.

(for role play and pretend - do not eat)

Click here