Spinach "Gigante d Inverno" - Spinacia oleracea L.
Spinach has been used as a food throughout the world, but it has several medicinal applications as well. In addition to being a great source of vitamins and minerals, Spinach also shows promise as a cancer fighter, a mental stimulant, an anti-oxidant, and an aid against bone loss.Spinach is a leafy green vegetable that came originally from southwestern Asia and is now grown in most parts of the world. Its leaves, which are broad and smooth and about ten inches long, make one of the most popular, though maligned by children everywhere, of cooked leafy vegetables.
Spinach is also used raw in salads. Though Spinach is most often used as a food, it has medicinal value as well. It is well known that Spinach is packed with vitamins and minerals.
Spinach is most often associated with iron content, but in reality it has about the same amount of iron as most leafy green vegetables. What sets Spinach apart is its abundance of Calcium. It is also a great source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and folic acid.
Spinach is also a good source of Chlorophyll, which is known to aid in digestion. Spinach is also rich in the carotenoids Beta-Carotene and Lutein. It is a good source of the bioflavonoid Quercetin as well, giving Spinach anti-oxidant properties in addition to its many other benefits. Much research has been done on the amazing properties of Spinach. It shows great promise as a cancer reducer, having been shown to slow the growth of stomach cancer and skin cancer cells, and it contains several constituents that have been shown to reduce the likelihood of colon cancer.
Spinach is also used to prevent the bone loss associated with osteoporosis and for its anti-inflammatory properties in easing the pain of arthritis.
Spinach is good for the heart and circulatory system and has energy-boosting properties.
Spinach has also been shown to improve brain function and may reduce age-related cognitive problems. Spinach is truly one of nature s most perfect foods.
Шпинат "Гиганте д Инверно".
Требователен к влаге. Устойчив к цветушности. Шпинат - однолетняя культура. В пищу используют розеточные листья для приготовления салатов, щей, супов, соусов и др. Очень скороспелое и холодостойкое растение. Выращивают шпинат посевом семян в грунт в несколько сроков: от ранней весны до лета, осенью и под зиму. Хорошо перезимовывает в фазе розетки под снегом. Глубина посева 1-2 см, схема посева пятистрочная. Для ускорения появления всходов семена замачивают в течение 1-2 суток в воде, периодически ее меняя. Начинают убирать шпинат в фазе розетки из 5-8 листьев и до появления цветоносных побегов.
Eng.: Spinach. Suom.: Pinaatti. Sven.: Spenat.