The World's Healthiest Foods

Is raw spinach better for you than cooked spinach?

We don't think that raw or cooked spinach is superior. We think that both can play a role in the Healthiest Way of Eating of most people. For raw spinach, though, we do prefer to use baby spinach since it's sweeter. Our favorite way of cooking spinach, as we detail in the book, The World's Healthiest Foods is to boil it for one minute. We usually don't prefer boiling as a cooking method but we like it for spinach since it helps reduce the oxalates and makes the spinach taste sweeter.