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Vegetables to grow during fall

By: Steve Pollak on Aug. 26, 2010, 12:10 p.m.

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Although he was more a sailor than a gardener, Popeye understood the importance of spinach. The popular leafy green is not only stuffed with iron, but is also a wonderful source of vitamins A and C, and leutine, to name just a few benefits. Whether it’s steamed or tossed in a salad, spinach can be enjoyed from the beginning of fall until late into the season. However, it is very sensitive to the acidity of fruit, and should not be left in the fridge for too long. Therefore, the best way to store excess spinach is in the freezer. Just pop it in the microwave when you are ready for a healthy, delicious treat. (Source: