For Immediate Release: January 16, 2009

Cooperative Extension Service
P.O. Box 3354• Laramie, WY 82071-3354
(307) 766-5124 • fax (307) 766-3998 •
For Immediate Release: January 16, 2009
PSA (30-second – 76 words): Spinach—Simply Delicious and Nutritious
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Popeye was right, spinach is great. It is rich vitamins, minerals, and the
phytochemical, lutein. Lutein shows promise in preventing age-related macular
degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in adults.
Spinach can be eaten raw, steamed or mixed with soups, casseroles and
stews. Enjoy it as a salad with mandarin oranges or steam it with some garlic.
For more Living Well in Wyoming nutrition tips, contact your University of
Wyoming Extension Nutrition and Food Safety educator.
Source: Sarah L. Francis PhD, MHS, RD, University of Wyoming Extension
Educator - Carbon and Albany Counties.
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