- Spinach leaves
- guava juice or apple juice
- Italian herbs
- salt (optional)
- wash the spinach leaves, put them on a plate and set it aside
- beat an egg (you can put a dash of salt if you want)
- pour the scrambled egg onto the spinach leaves
- pour a little guava or apple juice
- sprinkle with Italian herbs
- put in the microwave for about two minutes
Spinach has a high nutritional value and is extremely rich in antioxidants, especially when fresh, steamed, or quickly boiled. It is a rich source of vitamin A (and especially high in lutein), vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, magnesium, manganese, folate, betaine,iron, vitamin B2, calcium, potassium, vitamin B6, folic acid, copper, protein, phosphorus,zinc, niacin, selenium and omega-3 fatty acids. Recently, opioid peptides calledrubiscolins have also been found in spinach.
Polyglutamyl folate (vitamin B9 or folic acid) is a vital constituent of cells, and spinach is a good source of folic acid. Boiling spinach can more than halve the level of folate left in the spinach, but microwaving does not affect folate content.