Do you eat spinach?

Philippines
March 14, 2009 2:51am CST
I remember when I was a child, my mom cooks spinach. It is just fried and crispy. But it is delicious. Last sunday, when I went to my mom's house. She cooked it again after long years. My 4-year old son tasted it and he liked it so much. So, I cooked it here at home. My mother and father in law liked it very much. Spinach is a very healthy food. Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, vitamin C, vitamin B2, calcium, potassium, and vitamin B6. It is a very good source of dietary fiber, copper, protein, phosphorus, zinc and vitamin E. In addition, it is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, niacin and selenium. How about you? do you eat spinach? how do you cook it? thanks. take care mylotters
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• India
14 Mar 09
Hi lotter yeah baby ur mom is absolutely right that spinach is very good for health ,i dont like the spinach much but still i eatr lot of it as i wanna be healthy.
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• Philippines
14 Mar 09
hi thanks for the response. Vegetables are good for our body take care
• Australia
14 Mar 09
I hate spinach. However, I absolutely love baby spinach! Baby spinach just taste so nice and delicious, and it's still a healthy vegetable! I just can't stand the real spinach.
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• Philippines
14 Mar 09
Hello, Why do you hate it?
• China
14 Mar 09
Yes,i do.I eat spinach often because it take many vitamins and it is good to my health.That is my mather tell me,she said if I eat more spinach,i can grow quickly and tall.So i eat spinach as more as possible.I know my mom just want me to be health.
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• Philippines
14 Mar 09
Hello! Yes, spinach is really healthy. I have to eat more spinach.
@kirei24 (252)
• Philippines
16 Mar 09
yeah i also eat spinach. Its very delicious. i love the crunchyness of it, when it was just toast in an oil. My mom also cooks it with beef. i just forgot the dish name but the taste of spinach blends well with the beef.
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• Philippines
17 Mar 09
hi kirei, I want to try that. can you ask your mom for the recipe thanks
@kirei24 (252)
• Philippines
17 Mar 09
But that is a very top secret red. lol im just kidding. Of course you can have it. I'll email it to you once i have the copy of that recipe. actually i havent ask my mom yet the name of the dish. hehehe.
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• Philippines
17 Mar 09
Hahaha. thanks so much I look forward to that
@salonga (27965)
• Philippines
16 Mar 09
The spinach are leafy green veggies with somewhat rounded leaves. How do you fry and make it crispy? I've not tasted a fried spinach yet. Can you share your recipe to me? Thanks!
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• Philippines
17 Mar 09
hi salonga, what my mom did which I imitated is dip it in egg, then flour. but I know there are other way of doing it. A member mentioned of using a tempura mix. thanks
@salonga (27965)
• Philippines
17 Mar 09
Thanks for that info, I'll follow that! I love spinach and would love to trying new recipe. Thanks again.
• Netherlands
15 Mar 09
I like spinach and always have. I eat it any way, just according to my mood at the time. Many times I steam it with a little salt, pepper, garlic and small amount of vinegar, or I like to have spinach salads in the summer with boiled eggs, tomatoes, bacon that I have cooked and crumbled and served with a vinaigrette, and I also like to make a vegetarian lasagna type dish in which you put boiled, slicked potatoes, sliced tomatoes, spinach and cheese sauce in layers and then after a couple or 3 layers pour cheese sauce over it and top it off with a bit of grated cheese then pop in a medium oven for a little while until it is cooked through. I would like to ask you about your fried, crispy spinach, I've never heard of it! Do you fry it until crispy from being raw or do you steam or cook the spinach first, Before you fry it? ;)
• Philippines
5 Sep 09
I just fry it from raw. hahah this response of my took so so long. sorry for that.
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• Netherlands
6 Sep 09
Thanks Red for the information, since I like spinach and have never had it fried I am going to go out and buy some spinach and try it that way...Now that I know the "secret" recipe!!
@cupid74 (11397)
• Pakistan
14 Mar 09
Hi dear Sure Spinach is coked at our home and its delecious vegetable so we do eat it but sure not like poopaye the sailor LOl Take care
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• Philippines
16 Mar 09
this post made me smile. yes thinking of spinach makes me remember popeye
@cupid74 (11397)
• Pakistan
16 Mar 09
Well i think popaye is one who promote a soinah Lot LOL So keep smiling
@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
14 Mar 09
Some said spinach in Tagalog is "alugbati" and some said it's "kangkong", but I really thought it was "kulitis". Well, if it's alugbati, kangkong or kulitis, I have already tasted and eaten spinach. I like alugbati and kulitis a lot specially in broth while kangkong can also be done like adobo.
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• Philippines
14 Mar 09
Hi, Kang kong and alugbati is not spinach. But I also eat both veggies. I put alugbati with tuna stir fried. and also in beef nilaga. And like you I like kangkong in adobo. take care
• Philippines
7 Apr 09
Certainty spinach is not a kangkong and i think that i s not also an alugbati. There are few types of spinach; Chinese spinach, Greek spinach,we have also a Philippine spinach to name a few. The Chinese spinach i usually order every time we dine in a Chinese restaurant and it really taste good when mixed with sate. I know alugbati and i like it with fresh fish and just put little water in it, the dish called as tinolang isda. "Kulitis", hmmp am not familiar with it and i don't know how it looks like.
• Singapore
17 Mar 09
Hi there red_amethyst. Love em, not because of Popeye mind you . My fave spinach dish has to the garlic sauteed spinach with a bit of soyster sauce in it. Yum yum, my mouth waters everytime I think of this dish.
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• Philippines
17 Mar 09
Hi brady! my mom just taught me that way of cooking spinach last sunday. I will try it on Saturday, when I can cook because I dont have work thanks
@walijo2008 (4649)
• United States
17 Mar 09
I've never had fried spinach, you said it is fried and crispy. I only eat baby spinach as a salad most of the time, it kinda reminds me of watercress when you cook it, my grandma used to cook watercress all the time, I didn't ever like the way it smelled when it was cooking and it looked similar to spinach.
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• Philippines
17 Mar 09
Hi walijo, try it sometimes its delicious. and we dip it in mayo-ketchup. take care
@csrobins (1125)
• United States
16 Mar 09
I don't like vegetables, most of the time they are cooked in such a way I cannot get the good healthy stuff from them anyway (I live in teh south) and I don't like th eway they taste. Spinach is okay with vinegar but I eat fruits instead of vegetables and salads for my vitamins and minerals.
• Philippines
17 Mar 09
hi csrobinds, yes some vegetable are best served raw. thanks of the response
@seabeauty (1481)
• United States
15 Mar 09
I just make it plain. My kids won't touch the stuff so I make it for myself. I buy the canned spinach. It is easier for me to cook that. It saves time because I don't have to chop up a fresh head of spinach. I could just empty the can into a pot and cook it. When it is done, I put salt and butter on top. It's good enough for me :).
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• Philippines
17 Mar 09
Hi seabeauty, maybe you can have your kids taste it. its delicious and healthy. my son eats it. take care
• Philippines
14 Mar 09
We do eat spinach and i just suite' it with garlic , onion and ginger paste and then soya sauce. I haven't tried that fried and crispy thing, probably i need an egg and flour for that but it must have been tasty to try. I don't eat much of it like Popeye does , but i don't have a problem eating it too since we are vegetarians. How about a salad? in European countries they do make a fresh salad out of it, they will just add some apple cider vinegar, pepper, sugar and salt into it and then eat it.
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• Philippines
16 Mar 09
hi, thanks for the response. I have to try a salad with spinach. take care
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
14 Mar 09
Are u olive oil?? Because pop eye does eat spinach too.. lol =D Well, i dun eat al kinds of vegetables and that includes spinach as well.. hehe ^_^ I just dun like the taste of vegetables, no matter how they are being cooked.. haha =D BUt eating of spinach is indeed healthy, and one should try eating them.. Other than it's eaten by popeye, but the minerals and vitamins in them, are far alot more than other kinds of vegetables.. haha =D
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• Philippines
14 Mar 09
haha I was olive oil when I'm in my teens I was thin that time. hahaha yup, you should learn to eat spinach coz its healthy take care
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@deanna2 (159)
• United States
14 Mar 09
hi i love spinach when i was growing up we had it a lot but i tried to get my family to try it and it was no dice. so i say they just dont know what their missing. i like mine cooked and then fried with vinagar on it
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• Philippines
16 Mar 09
hi deanna. that's sounds delicious also. thanks
• India
14 Mar 09
man i hate spinach. no matter which cook cooks it, how he cooks it, how he garnishes it, i just dont seem to like it. my mom still has to do a considerable argument on my not eating spinach. she says it'll put some colours on your cheeks. an i didn't want green cheeks
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• Philippines
16 Mar 09
hi! why do you hate it? It is very nutritious. Anyway. thanks for the response
@savypat (20248)
• United States
14 Mar 09
We eat a lot of this and we eat it raw most of the time. I make salad with spinach, cranberries and blue cheese, then add a sweet dressing and some times pear, when I have them. This will make a main dish for dinner.
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• Philippines
14 Mar 09
Hi. thanks for the response
@ryzach (1546)
• United States
14 Mar 09
When growing up I used to eat can spinach. Alot of people I know can't stand spinach from the can. I know my family does not like it at all. I really like it heated up and eaten with vinegar. I don't have this much any more but from time to time i will have. Most of the time we cook fresh spinach, lightly saute with olive oil, some butter garlic, it is very delicious. My husband can cook it just right. He is a great cook and does most of the cooking in the household. I also like fresh spinach in a salad.
• Philippines
14 Mar 09
Hello, Sounds delicious. I will try some new recipes for spinach
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
14 Mar 09
I don't remember eating spinach when i was a kid... but i don't think i did because i never liked vegetables growing up... but now that i am an adult... i try to eat as much veggies as i can... so everytime i eat at sbarro's... i always order spinach lasagna... and that taste better than the meat lasagna...
• Philippines
14 Mar 09
Hi, good thing my son likes vegetables a lot. I always tell him that It will make him strong. take care
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
14 Mar 09
Yup, we do. I either cook it in soup, with anchovies/meat and chopped garlic, or stirfried with garlic.
• Philippines
14 Mar 09
thanks for the response.