Superfoods: health benefits

It is true folks, Tesco supermarket packaging in the UK labels fresh spinach a SUPERFOOD. On the other side it gives instructions to microwave, stir fry, steam and boil spinach in 2-3 minutes. By the way Tesco forgets to mention that spinach can also be eaten raw in a salad or blended in a green smoothie.

Why is spinach a superfood? Here is what Tesco  says on the packaging, “Superfoods: A source of vitamin A for healthy skin and eyes as part of a varied  and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. 100g of Tesco Fresh leaf spinach provides 580microgram of vitamin A, 74% of RDA. To achieve healthy benefits you should eat at least 100 gram of Tesco Fresh leaf spinach.”

It should be obvious that it is at least 100g per day of spinach or other leafy greens from Tesco or any other source. I am glad the health police don’t read the labels otherwise they will have banned this.