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What is the amount of nitrate in spinach?
Posted by: Robin-811 ()
Date: July 30, 2017 01:50PM

Does anyone have a list or so about this ?

I know in 80/10/10 diet we eat lots of spinach, how much is too much, and how does the chemistry of the plant change if I eat it cooked?

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Re: What is the amount of nitrate in spinach?
Posted by: RawPracticalist ()
Date: July 31, 2017 07:50AM

Spinach is very high in oxalic acid making its bio availability very low when eaten raw.

You may be better off having it cooked or juicing it and fermenting the juice for few minutes.


80/10/10 says nothing about sprouts and micro greens which may contain less oxalic acid than the mature green.


Dark leafy green vegetables such as kale, spinach, and chard (not to mention a lot of other vegetables) contain a compound called oxalic acid (or oxalate). Oxalic acid is a sneaky molecule – it latches onto minerals like iron and calcium in your digestive tract, from the greens and other foods you are eating, and prevents them from being absorbed by the body. Ingesting large quantities of oxalic acid can even cause kidney stones! Keeping that in mind, you would need to eat several pounds of leafy greens at once in order to get enough oxalic acid to make you sick. But why eat that much kale when you can get the same nutrition in a handful of kale microgreens, without all that pesky kidney stone and mineral loss business?

If we are not careful with all of this we may not be healthier on raw food than on cooked when it come to dark greens.

Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 07/31/2017 08:00AM by RawPracticalist.

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