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. Morning Glory

    Recipe Spicy ‘spamghetti’ with spinach

    This was my winning entry for the the UK Spam recipe competition 2020. My strapline: (tagline): 'Pretty pink pieces of Spam contrast beautifully with vibrant green spinach in this spicy pasta dish'. Ingredients (serves 4) 300g spaghetti 1 x 200g tin of Spam 250g washed baby spinach leaves...
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  6. Spinach Tortellini with Cheese Sauce

    Spinach Tortellini with Cheese Sauce

    Spinach Tortellini with Cheese Sauce
  7. medtran49

    Recipe Spinach and shiitaki mushroom dim sum filling

    Recipe - Dim Sum thread 6 ounces baby spinach 8 ounces shiitaki mushrooms, stemmed, washed off and drained on paper towels 2 tsp finely minced garlic 1.5 tsp finely minced ginger 3 Tbsp green onion, finely minced 1 to 1.5 tsp sesame oil, or to your taste Cooking oil Chop mushrooms into more...
  8. kaneohegirlinaz

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    Cheese and Spinach Tortellini with Spaghetti Sauce

    Cheese and Spinach Tortellini with Spaghetti Sauce
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    Packaged Cheese and Spinach Tortellini

    Packaged Cheese and Spinach Tortellini
  11. 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...
  12. caseydog

    Recipe Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Portobellos

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  13. Hemulen

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  16. MypinchofItaly

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    Baby Spinach

    Baby Spinach
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