Botanical Name of Spinach
The botanical name is Spinacia oleracea.
Spinach is part of the family of Swiss Chard and Beetroot.
Celery, Cauliflower, Eggplant, Pea and Strawberry all grow well in the vicinity of Spinach.
Spinach nutritional value
It includes the health giving qualities of Vitamin A, C and E. It has fiber, folic acid, magnesium and other nutrients. Spinach is full of calcium which strengthens bones. Spinach helps control heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis and arthritis. Spinach keeps cataracts at bay, and maintains the memory.
Cooking with Spinach
Harvest fresh spinach regularly. Spinach is steamed or cooked in stews, it is used in salads. Make sandwiches, pies and omelets more interesting by adding this vegetable
When you are short of creative ideas for quick easy to prepare meals you can indulge in this health giving meal
Oil for frying
Sprinkle of sesame seed
Big handful of fresh spinach
2-3 slices of ham (optional)
1 clove of garlic
Fresh oregano / basil
Salt and pepper
Fry the chopped onion in oil. Add a sprinkle of sesame seeds. Skin the potatoes and chop them into small pieces and fry with the onion. Beat the eggs in a bowl. Add the spinach, garlic, ham and herbs when the potatoes soften. Pour the eggs over the mixture and cover with a lid. When the eggs are cooked through, turn off the heat. Serve with fresh salad or homemade bread.
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