In the 19th century, German chemist Erich Von Wolf was researching iron content in vegetables. He inadvertantly misplaced the decimal point thereby increasing the benefits in spinach. And so, Popeyes legendary canned good popping strength was born.
While not a USDA coined term per se, superfoods are widely recognized for their antioxident rich, vitamin packed benefits and healthy deliciousness. Antioxidents being those powerful substances that reduce damage from free radicals and help prevent diseases. Asparagus, my personal favorite, is loaded with them as well as anti-inflammatory properties. A physique competitors staple, asparagus acts as a mild diuretic. Blueberries have been found to be high in phytovinoids and fiber both of which help lower cholesteral and the heart. Native of North America, Hammonton New Jersey claims to be the “Blueberry Capital of the World.” History of Bluberries
Spinach is good for you, no doubt about that. Regardless of Mr. Von Wolfs error it is a bonafide member of the super-club. Besides vitamins A, C, & K it is also high in protein and fiber. As in life the more colorful the better. Fill your basket with superpower.
I just don’t want to look back and think, “I could’ve eaten that.”
Listed in alphabetical order, here are my top 10 all-time favorites, research continues to show, deserve to be on a top ten list.
- Brussel Sprouts
- And yes, SPINACH
Spinaci originated in Persia were it made it’s way to India. The Chinese got a hold of it during the 7th century AD nicknaming it, “The Persian Vegetable”.