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Old 07-26-2011, 03:07 PM   #1
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Question Frozen to fresh spinach

If a recipe calls for 10-ounce packages of frozen spinach, how much is this in fresh spinach? I figure that with the frozen-ness of frozen spinach it probably weighs a bit more than fresh. I could be wrong (it's been known to happen several times daily).

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Old 07-26-2011, 04:40 PM   #2
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You need A LOT of fresh spinach to get 10 oz cooked spinach. I LOVE the fresh but I need at least 8 of the bags of fresh baby spinach to feed 4 people after it has been cooked and the liquid squeezed out. Fresh greens cook down so much.
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Old 07-26-2011, 04:51 PM   #3
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:49 PM   #4
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howdy, you will like it here. i save the fresh for salad,only me to eat it. frozen is just fine for cooking, i think.
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:52 AM   #5
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What weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of lead?

10 ounces of spinach is 10 ounces of spinach, be it fresh, canned or frozen.
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:31 PM   #6
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When I freeze spinach, kale, or swiss chard, I can pack a lot into an ice cube tray. But 10 oz. of spinach frozen would be 10 oz. of spinach...what is the weight of a package of fresh? I use what I grow, so I don't buy packages of fresh (or frozen) spinach.
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:24 PM   #7
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What weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of lead?

10 ounces of spinach is 10 ounces of spinach, be it fresh, canned or frozen.
Frozen and canned spinach have been blanched so it's not the same as fresh. That's why you can get 10 ounces of canned or frozen spinach into a much smaller space than 10 ounces of fresh.

The blanching process causes some of the spinach cells to break down and release internal water, allowing collapse into a smaller space.
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:23 PM   #8
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The blanching process causes some of the spinach cells to break down and release internal water, allowing collapse into a smaller space.
Which still results in 10 ounces of spinach.
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:31 PM   #9
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Frozen spinach contains a lot of water, too.

I've heard that a bag of fresh which is cooked and chopped and squeezed approximates a box of frozen which has been thawed and squeezed. But I can't attest personally
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:29 PM   #10
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Frozen spinach contains a lot of water, too.

I've heard that a bag of fresh which is cooked and chopped and squeezed approximates a box of frozen which has been thawed and squeezed. But I can't attest personally
They are NOT the same. I use both and 1 bag of baby spinach when cooked and squeezed dry is much less than a box of frozen squeezed dry.
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