Spinach in addition to the delicious taste is also good for health. However, if the wrong how to cook, food can become toxic. Spinach is high in nutrients. Every 100 grams of spinach contains 3.5 g protein, 0.5 g fat, 6.5 g carbohydrates, 267 g calcium, 3.9 mg iron, and fiber 0.8 g. Spinach so-called "King of Vegetable".
Spinach is a source of protein and essential amino acids our body needs. Amino acids essential for brain formation. The content of vitamin C and E helps maintain body condition so it is not susceptible to disease. So, when seen from the composition of the protein, spinach is good for consumption by children our age, especially for the development of the brain and body.
So there's no reason to refuse to eat spinach if we want to be a healthy child. O yes, we should know how to eat spinach for the benefit of the body. Should select the spinach was fresh, not too long kept in the refrigerator, and eaten
Careful Cooking Spinach Spinach contains iron, but when one of the cooking, there are substances in spinach could turn into a toxic substance. the following tips on how to cook spinach order to avoid the poison:
1. Do not be reheated
Spinach contains iron or ferrous compounds (Fe2 +) is good for the body. However, if reheated, will occur the oxidation process in spinach. Oxidation is the process of oxygen binding. Then Fe2 + Fe3 + will change to or ferric compounds that are toxic to the body.
2. immediately eating
In addition to iron, spinach also contains nitrate (NO3). But if prolonged contact with air, will turn into nitrite (NO2) is a compound that is colorless, odorless, and toxic again. Thus, spinach should be eaten cooked. Spinach is cooked more than five hours should not be eaten again.
3. Choose fresh spinach
Fresh spinach was removed from a compound containing nitrite approximately 5 mg per kg. When the spinach is stored in the refrigerator for two weeks, nitrite levels will rise to 300 mg per kg. In other words, in the 1 days of storage, will nitrite compound rate of 7 percent.
4. Use the pan "stainless steel"
Do not cook the spinach in a pan of iron / aluminum for ferrous compounds were going to react with the material of iron or aluminum pot.