Medicine: Spinach Value

Spinach, since it is unpleasant and therefore regarded as nutritious, was long over-rated as a food source of Vitamin A (good for eyes), Vitamin C (good against infectious diseases and scurvy), iron (good for blood) and calcium (good for bones). Hence it is sold fresh, frozen, sieved & canned, dried & powdered, and powdered & compressed into tablets. Discussion of its merits has gone so far that the American Medical Association's Council on Foods decided to rejudge this best studied of all edible leaves.

Last week the Council on Foods reported its matured findings...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!