- Usage: Baby spinach is great for use in salads as it has a sweeter taste.
- Phytochemical: Beta-carotene, Lutein and Zeaxanthin
- Color: Light – medium green
- Shape: Small, ovate to triangular.
- Skin Texture: Smooth; delicate.
- Taste: Succulent; sweeter taste than standard smooth leaf spinach probably owing to its reduced concentration of oxalic acid.
- Flesh Description: Tender, succulent baby leaves.
- Selection: Shoppers should look for spinach that is a deep green color with no signs of browning or decay.
- Usage: Spinach is often used as a base for a salad but it is also popular in dips and cooked dishes.
- Health: Studies show spinach promotes heart health and protects the brain from some of the symptoms of aging.
- Ethylene Producer: No
- Ethylene Sensitive: No
- Water Sprinkle: No
- Odor Producer: No
- Ripens After Harvest: No
- Mist: No
- Top Ice: No
- Odor Sensitive: No
- Rapid deterioration: Indication of exposure to high temperatures – store at 32-36 degrees F/0-2 degrees C.
- Wilting: Indication of storage in an area with low humidity – keep spinach cold and maintain a humidity level of 90-98% during storage.
- Yellowing: Indication of ethylene exposure – keep spinach away from ethylene-producing fruits and ripening rooms.