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Spinach (Palongshak)

Spinach (Palongshak)

Indian name: Palongshak
Scientific name: Spinacia oleracea
Part used: shoot and leaves

Systematic position:
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Spinacia
Species: S. oleracea

Medicinal properties & Food value: Spinach is a good source of vitamin A, C, K,
manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium, dietary fiber, zinc etc. It
helps to protect cardiovascular diseases, ovarian cancer, migraine. Cooked
spinach is an excellent source of Iron, which is particularly important for
anematic patients.

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