Common Mistakes When Cooking Spinach

Spinach is one of the most popular types of vegetables in Indonesia. Besides being easy to find and grow, spinach also contains many vitamins, nutrients, and minerals that are good for the health of the body.

Well, so that the nutritional content can provide maximum benefits, of course, it must also be considered how to process and cook it. Therefore, avoid some mistakes in cooking spinach that you may still often do. Listen below, yes!

2. Washing spinach before cutting it into small pieces allows dirt to stick between the stems or leaves

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3. Washing spinach before putting it in the refrigerator causes it to wilt and rot. Just cut the root, then put it in an airtight container

10 Common Mistakes When Cooking Spinach, Make the Nutrients Lost in vainillustration of washing spinach (unsplash.com/chiapppa)

4. Generalize how to process all types of spinach. How to process pulled spinach, picked spinach, red spinach, and baby spinach different

10 Common Mistakes When Cooking Spinach, Make the Nutrients Lost in vainillustration of types of spinach (pixabay.com/maxmann-665103)

5. Boiling spinach (eg for clear vegetables) for too long can reduce the nutrients and minerals. Just boil it for 2-3 minutes

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6. Cooking spinach with cream, milk, or cheese is also not recommended, because it will remove the iron content in spinach

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7. Cooking red spinach with gravy will make the sauce red like blood. It doesn’t look pretty

10 Common Mistakes When Cooking Spinach, Make the Nutrients Lost in vainillustration of processed red spinach (thewoksoflife.com)

8. Making spinach as chips by frying is not recommended, because spinach absorbs a lot of oil and becomes trans fat

10 Common Mistakes When Cooking Spinach, Make the Nutrients Lost in vainspinach chips (forgetsugarfriday.com)

9. After the spinach is cooked, don’t eat it immediately and let it sit for 4-5 hours. Even the spinach has changed color and is not worth eating

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10. Heat spinach many times in high temperature. You can heat it up, but it’s enough at a low temperature, and not too long

10 Common Mistakes When Cooking Spinach, Make the Nutrients Lost in vainillustration of cooking spinach (unsplash.com/beccatapert)

Well, now you know what not to do when processing or cooking spinach. Hopefully after this you can cook spinach that is correct and healthy, so that the results can be maximized for the health of the body.

Also read: 7 Recipes of Fresh Spinach that are Healthy for the Body