Nutra announced the release of its new Organic Spinach Powder for use in functional foods, drinks, tablets, capsules and powdered supplements. NP Nutra’s Organic Spinach Powder is aimed at the booming green foods market, a sector that has seen spectacular growth over the past 10 years.
Spinach is the darling of the “Green Revolution”, a health craze for green smoothies, because of its mild flavor, its high nutritional value and, of course, its deep green color. Spinach is a very good source of many important vitamins and minerals such as iron, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper and manganese. Spinach is also an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and protein. Spinach has also been found to contain rubiscolin, a class of chemicals known as opoid peptides that may act like endorphins inside the body
Green leafy vegetables like Spinach contain carotenoids like lutein and zeaxanthin, which may contribute to optical health. Studies also show that consumption of vegetables such as Spinach may contribute to cognitive health and help alkalize the body. In addition, Spinach may be beneficial to brain health and may help maintain blood pressure already in the healthy range.
Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden have recently made exciting discoveries about the role nitrates play in healthy muscle development. Nitrates are naturally abundant in green leafy vegetables and are especially plentiful in Spinach. Spinach has also been studied for its positive role in satiety and postprandial glucose response.