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SpinachDescribe what are the mineral salts, vitamins and amino-acids found in spinach .

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colorcolour | Student, College Freshman | (Level 1) Honors

Posted January 24, 2011 at 8:48 AM via web

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Describe what are the mineral salts, vitamins and amino-acids found in spinach .

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted January 24, 2011 at 9:21 AM (Answer #2)

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There are many of these that are generally found in spinach.  For example, spinach has a great deal of Vitamin A.  It also has Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Vitamin K. It also contains such nutrients as folate and manganese.

Here is a link with much more detailed information.

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=43

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giorgiana1976 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted January 24, 2011 at 9:22 AM (Answer #3)

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Though the spinach is renowned for it's iron amount,it is also contains a large amount of active substances, like mineral salts, vitamins, lipids, fibers, also oxalic acid.

The mineral salts that could be found in spinach are: calcium, magnesium,sodium, potassium, iron, zinc, sulfur, manganese, phosphorus, iodine.

The vitamins that could be found in spinach are: Vitamins A, C and E, also the range of B vitamins (B1, B2, B6), folica acid and K vitamin.

The amino acids found in spinach are: arginine and lysine.

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trophyhunter1 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted February 21, 2011 at 6:51 AM (Answer #4)

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Spinach contains vitamin K, which has anticancer properties. It has beta carotene, an antioxidant that also protects the eyes and prevents cancer. Spinach is high in iron which is excellent for the hemoglobin in the blood and to prevent anemia. It is high in calcium, which is excellent for the bones. Spinach has a high amount of fiber and a high water content. It is an excellent and healthy food to choose in one's diet.

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted February 27, 2012 at 3:35 AM (Answer #5)

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Spinach is healthy food! Here is a web site that actually lists 11 benefits of spinach. Spinach is also very good for women, especially young women, becauss of the iron and antioxidants. Spinach is also an anti-inflammatory, which is great if you have joint pain. http://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/11-health-benefits-of-spinach.html

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