Which Packaged Spinach Is Most Nutritious?
The surprising way to pick spinach with the most nutrients.
Let There Be Light
By Amy Paturel
The lights enhance nutrient levels by encouraging photosynthesis—the process by which plants use energy from the sun to create food and compounds that protect them. A side benefit for us: those same nutrients that protect plants protect us too. For example, carotenoids help shield a plant from sun damage. And, similarly, eating carotenoid-rich foods helps to protect our skin against sunburn, explains Gene Lester, M.S., Ph.D., plant physiologist with the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service and lead author of the study.