spinach

Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) is a leafy green flowering plant native to central and western Asia. It is of the order Caryophyllales, family Amaranthaceae, subfamily Chenopodioideae. Its leaves are a common edible vegetable consumed either fresh, or after storage using preservation techniques by canning, freezing, or dehydration. It may be eaten cooked or raw, and the taste differs considerably; the high oxalate content may be reduced by steaming.
It is an annual plant (rarely biennial), growing as tall as 30 cm (1 ft). Spinach may overwinter in temperate regions. The leaves are alternate, simple, ovate to triangular, and very variable in size: 2–30 cm (1–12 in) long and 1–15 cm (0.4–5.9 in) broad, with larger leaves at the base of the plant and small leaves higher on the flowering stem. The flowers are inconspicuous, yellow-green, 3–4 mm (0.1–0.2 in) in diameter, and mature into a small, hard, dry, lumpy fruit cluster 5–10 mm (0.2–0.4 in) across containing several seeds.
In 2017, world production of spinach was 27.9 million tonnes, with China alone accounting for 92% of the total.

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  1. M

    Are you a spinach stemmer?

    In Japan, they just do not stem. Me, it's the first things I do. I had some company over the other day and my stemming was so odd they took a photo! So, are you a stemmer? Me, I LOVE spinach. I buy several bunches, stem, blanch, and vacuum pack the leaves for use later in the week then juice...
  2. caseydog

    Recipe Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Portobellos

    Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Portobellos Ingredients 6 Portobello Mushrooms 1/2 Cup Frozen Spinach -- Thawed, Thoroughly Drained and Chopped 3/4 Cup Jarred Artichoke Hearts -- Rough Chopped 2 TBSP Dried Onions 1 TBSP Dried Chives 3/4 Cup Softened Cream Cheese 1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese --...
  3. Hemulen

    Recipe Mushroom and Spinach Tart

    Mushroom and Spinach Tart Serves 6-8 | Cooking time 30 min Ingredients ✧ 500 g/1.1 lb ready-made puff pastry ✧ 60 g/2.1 oz Parmesan/Parmigiano cheese ✧ 150 g/5.3 oz baby spinach ✧ 25 g/0.9 oz dried mushrooms (I used porcini/Boletus edulis) or ~115 g/4 oz fresh, sautéed mushrooms ✧ 300 g/0.66...
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    Baby Spinach, Onion and Tofu Salad.jpeg

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    Baby Spinach, Onion and Tofu Salad.jpeg

  6. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Cream Cheese and Baby Spinach Turmeric-Flavoured

    Serves 2, Preparation 10 mins, Cooking 20 mins 2 Portobello Mushrooms 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 1 tbsp EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil 80 g baby spinach, chopped soft cream cheese, 100 g a pinch of turmeric a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper Method Preheat the oven to...
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    Spinach and Egg Whites Frittata.jpeg

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    Spinach and Egg Whites Frittata.jpeg

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    Cherry toms and baby spinach salad.jpeg

  10. Baby Spinach

    Baby Spinach

    Baby Spinach
  11. mjd

    Recipe Spinach Dip Stuffed Mushrooms

    Spinach Dip Stuffed Mushrooms Servings: 4 servings Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 2 cups fresh spinach chopped 2 tbsp garlic minced 1/2 cup sour cream 3 oz cream cheese room temperature 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 16...
  12. The Late Night Gourmet

    Recipe Quinoa Stuffed Quinoa Ravioli

    I used a tricolor quinoa to grind up into flour, so the result is darker than it might be with a light colored quinoa. I didn’t trust the flour to hold together into a pasta by itself, so I blended it with my favorite pasta flour, “00” flour. Quinoa flour can be used in the same proportions as...
  13. flyinglentris

    Recipe Anchovy, Spinach and Quinoa Salad

    Anchovy, Spinach and Quinoa Salad: Ingredients: 1) Anchovies rolled on capers - 2 oz. tin with 10 to 12 rolls 2) Spinach, baby - 1/2 cup 3) Quinoa (white) - 1/2 cup 3) Mushrooms - 3 to 4 4) Tomato, Roma - 1 5) Cheese, cheddar, extra sharp - 1 thick slice 6) Cheese, Swiss - 1 thick slice...
  14. Anchovie Spinach and Quinoa Salad

    Anchovie Spinach and Quinoa Salad

    Anchovie Spinach and Quinoa Salad
  15. A

    Making soup from frozen spinach or broccoli

    I have some frozen spinach and broccoli and want to use them to make some vegetable soup. Is it best to cook from frozen or thaw for a few hours?
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    Mini Potato and Spinach Pies.jpeg

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    Mini Potato and Spinach Pies.jpeg

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    Mini Potato and Spinach Pies.jpeg

  19. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Mini Potato and Spinach Pies

    Makes 6 pies, Preparation 10 mins, Cooking 15 to 20 mins. 500g fresh spinach or 400g frozen spinach 3 medium sized potatoes 2 eggs 1 onion or 1 shallot Grated Parmigiano cheese, 1 heaped tablespoon +a sprinkle salt, pepper, to taste EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil, to taste a knob of unsalted...
  20. Spinach Tortellini with Alfredo Sauce

    Spinach Tortellini with Alfredo Sauce

    Spinach Tortellini with Alfredo Sauce
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