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Old 10-15-2004, 12:19 PM   #11
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I love raw spinach and cooked spinach, but you will get more nutrition out of spinach if it is cooked.

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Old 10-15-2004, 12:35 PM   #12
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I had never been a fan of cooked spinach, but can deal with it a whole lot more now that I am older, but I love raw spinach. I only just recently found out about what Deb mentioned about getting the nutrients from cooked and not so much from raw. I was very disappointed in that. Oh well, I will keep eating it raw and will take anything out of it that my body can grab :)

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Old 10-15-2004, 01:39 PM   #13
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Yeah, GB, too bad, huh. I can get my daughter to eat raw spinach, but not cooked. Oh well, take what you can...
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Old 10-16-2004, 06:30 AM   #14
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As a kid, I loved all cruciferous vegs raw but not cooked (but now like both). But then, as a kid, people didn't serve brocolli and cauliflower raw, ever (raw veg platters came in when I was in my late teens and I loved it!), ditto spinach.

As an aside, does anyone know which vegs are more nutritious cooked? I know there are several, but cannot for the life of me remember which ones. I'm pretty sure artichokes are one (but who would eat a raw artichoke anyway?). Just curious.
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Old 10-16-2004, 06:54 AM   #15
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For you cooked spinach haters :D , have you tried just sauteeing baby spinach in some olive oil and garlic, just til it wilts? This is one of our faves.

I also used to 'sneak' spinach in all kinds of things; lasagna filling; enchilada/quesadilla filling/mashed potatoes. The mashed potato one I learned from my sweet little surrogate grandma who was my landlady when my babies were born; she gave me all sorts of good tips for introducing foods to the boys!
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Old 10-16-2004, 10:31 PM   #16
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i like raw celery but hate it cooked. i tolerate raw carrots but love them cooked. broccoli, cauliflower and bell peppers are not my cup of tea raw, but sometimes i'll have them cooked. not broccoli, though, unless there's cheese on it.

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