Cooperative Extension Service P.O. Box 3354• Laramie, WY 82071-3354 (307) 766-5124 • fax (307) 766-3998 • www.uwyo.edu/ces/ For Immediate Release: January 16, 2009 PSA (30-second – 76 words): Spinach—Simply Delicious and Nutritious Contact: Name, e-mail, phone 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. The University of Wyoming and the United States Department of Agriculture cooperate. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.