Kale Vs Spinach Research Paper

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Spinach Vs. Kale
Cabbage family is a section of vegetables sections. It has lots of different types of vegetable. Spinach and kale are two types from the cabbage family. Spinach has originated from southwest Asia. It was first grown in China in the seventh century A.D and it reached Europe around 1100. Rome and Germany were the origin of kale. The word kale comes from “cales” or “caulis”, which was used by the Greeks and Romans to describe brassicas. It reached North America in the 1669. There are two main varieties of spinach which are prickly seeded varieties and smooth seeded varieties. The prickly seeded has lobed leaves which are harder than the smooth seeded varieties and cope better with high temperatures and for this reason they are used for summer
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Spinach is thought to be of Persian origin. It has nutritional qualities and it is a leafy green with amazing proprieties to increase energy level, to improve vitality and the quality of the blood. There are several reasons for spinach to produce these effects, primarily due to the fact that it has large quantities of iron. Iron is an important mineral to the function of red blood cells which aid in transporting oxygen to different parts of the body, in energy production and DNA synthesis. Spinach is a good source of lots of vitamins such as vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin B2 (Lewin, J, n.d). Similarly, kale has lots of benefits. It provides more nutritional values when compared to spinach. Kale is excellent source for keeping healthy skin, hair, and strong bones beside it protects the body from heart disease (Ware RDN LD, M, 2015, September 11). Kale is high in iron and fiber, low in calories and zero in fat. Besides, kale has lots of vitamins including vitamin K, vitamin A and vitamin C. It has far more calcium than milk. Calcium is important in maintaining strong bones, preventing osteoporosis as well as maintaining a healthy metabolism (Lewis, A. 2012, April
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