Triple Washed Baby Spinach is bright green with gently rounded leaves like that of the bowl of a spoon, hence the name. The chewy texture of the young leaves is crisp yet succulent. Sweeter than mature spinach, Baby Spoon spinach offers a delicate nuttiness with subtle flavor and tender, edible stems.
Baby Spoon Spinach is available year-round.
Baby spoon spinach, botanically known as Spinacia oleracea, is simply the immature leaves of flat leaf spinach. It is the preferred variety found in packaged salad mixes because of its sturdy nature yet delicate texture.
Rich in vitamins and minerals, spinach is an excellent source of iron and is exceptionally high in beta carotene, vitamin C, fiber and folic acid
Baby spinach is more delicate that mature spinach and is most often eaten raw in salad preparations. Pair with fresh citrus and berries, nuts, strong cheeses, spring vegetables such as peas and asparagus, or toss with hot past or grains until barely wilted. Baby spinach has a more mild, less metallic flavor than mature spinach and is complimented by vinaigrettes, fresh herbs, garlic, toasted bread and beans. Keep baby spinach cool and dry until ready to use.