SALINAS, Calif., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Fresh Express packaged spinach -- for salads or cooking -- rates high as one of the most important "SuperFoods," say Dr. Steven Pratt, medical expert and co-author of the book SuperFoods Rx: Fourteen Foods that Will Change Your Life. According to Dr. Pratt, "Spinach is at the pinnacle of the SuperFoods Rx powerhouse choices and has more demonstrated health benefits than almost any other food." (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20041213/NYFNSX10 ) Dr. Pratt is teaming up with the fresh salads powerhouse brand Fresh Express to promote the benefits of Spinach to consumers nationwide. A Fresh Express SuperFoods promotion is currently being featured in supermarkets all across the nation. Dr. Pratt also points out that Spinach has been the subject of countless impressive studies, including a number that demonstrate an inverse relationship between spinach consumption and cardiovascular disease, including stroke and coronary artery disease; a host of cancers including colon, lung, skin, oral, stomach, ovarian, prostate and breast cancers; age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. Fresh Express is the only fresh-cut producer in the country that uses a specially engineered, state-of-the-art processing system designed just for tender leaf greens, like Baby Spinach and Spinach. Fresh Express CEO Mark Drever states that "this unique and innovative system delivers superior freshness and quality to all Fresh Express packaged Spinach products." According to the United States Food and Drug Administration guidelines, one serving of Spinach contains 160% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin A, 40% of Vitamin C, 510% of Vitamin K, 40% of Folic Acid and 15% of iron.
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