A Guide to the Leafy Green Spinach

A Guide to the Leafy Green Spinach

Spinach leaves are known to be one of the healthiest foods, inculcated in cuisines around the world. Spinach leaves are very rich in iron and are one of the best vegetable sources of Vitamin K. In addition, spinach is also a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B2, folate, manganese, and magnesium. The dark green color of the leaves are a result of their high chlorophyll as well as their high beta carotene.

Spinach is said to originally be from Persia and was brought to India in the 1st century and introduced to Europe in the 15th century. Hence, Spinach is very commonly used across several countries. In Hindi, Spinach is known as palak

According to Ayurveda, Spinach is good for Vata and Kapha Doshas but provokes Pitta Dosha. Therefore, people with high Pitta should consume Spinach only occasionally.

Here are some popular recipes using Spinach:

Palak Kadhi

Palak Aaloo Bhaaji

Palak Raita

Palak Parantha

Palak Saag

Palak Bhajiya


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