S & L Produce, Inc.

Spinach

RETAIL

Spinach is a delicate item for display. If displaying in bulk, be sure leaves are clean and fresh. Stack bags of spinach only one bag high, as cold airflow needs to hit each bag.

Placement

Cello-packed spinach can be placed next to bunched spinach. That offers consumers a choice of bulk or prepared product, as well as making sure that bagged spinach is not overlooked. Additionally, some stores display all value-added items together.

Promotion

Spinach can be effectively cross-merchandised with Caesar salad ingredient like dressing and croutons.

FOOD SERVICE

Cooked spinach can be served as a side dish, or used as an ingredient in omelets, quiches, lasagna, and soups. However, the most nutritious way foodservice operators can prepare spinach is to serve it raw with other mixed lettuce or by itself.

HANDLING

- Ethylene-sensitive (Do not store or transport ethylene-sensitive items with commodities that produce ethylene.)
- Moderately sensitive to freezing injury (Able to recover from one or two light freezings.)

NUTRITION

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the following content descriptors for spinach: fat-free, saturated fat-free, cholesterol-free, low in calories, a good source of fiber, high in vitamin A, high in vitamin C, high in iron, high in folate (add 20 percent folate to label) and a good source of magnesium (add 15 percent magnesium to label).

Details

Temp

32°F

Humidity

95-100%

Mist

Lightly

Shelf Life

10-14 days

Nutrition

Serving Size:
1.5 cups shredded (85g)

Calories

40

Total Fat

0g (%)

Saturated Fat

0g (%)

Cholesterol

0mg (%)

Sodium

160mg (7%)

Total Carbs

10g (3%)

Dietary Fiber

5g (20%)

Sugars

0g

Protein

2g (4%)

Vitamin A

70%

Vitamin C

25%

Calcium

6%

Iron

20%

For reference only.
Percent values based on
2,000-calorie diet.