Fresh Spinach - A 'SuperFood' for Good Health

Dec 13, 2004, 00:00 ET from Fresh Express

    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."
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     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

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