June 19, 2013
FEATURED PRODUCT: Spinach Powder
Spinach is thought to have originated in the Middle East in ancient Persia (now Iran). It made its way to China in the 7th
century and to Europe around the 11th century when the Moors introduced it to Spain. In fact, for a while, spinach was known
as "the Spanish vegetable" in England.
Spinach grows well in temperate climates. Today, the United States and the Netherlands are among the largest commercial producers of spinach.
Spinach belongs to the same family (Amaranthaceae-Chenopodiaceae) as Swiss chard and beets and has the scientific name,
Spinacia oleracea. It shares a similar taste profile with these two other vegetables, having the bitterness of beet greens
and the slightly salty flavor of Swiss chard.
Spinach has a high nutritional value and is extremely rich in antioxidants, especially when fresh, steamed, or quickly
boiled. It is a rich source of Vitamin A (and especially high in lutein), Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, calcium and iron.
Encore Fruit Marketing can provide an excellent source of spinach powder to help consumer products deliver one of the 5 A Day vegetable servings.
Spinach powder is carefully processed from fresh, washed spinach to provide the essential flavor, nutrition and color, in a convenient,
ready to use ingredient form. Spinach powder is an excellent ingredient to add a vegetable serving your retail label for beverages,
yogurts, nutrition bars and snacks and other processed foods.
Contact Encore Fruit Marketing today for product samples and information on spinach powder at www.encorefruit.com or
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