Plant Information

Common Name: SPINACH - ‘Monstrueux de Viroflay’
Scientific Name: Spinacia oleracea

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  • Viroflay is a French heirloom that dates back to 1866 and it is the parent line of many modern day hybrids.
  • It is known as the monster spinach of Viroflay - and can grow up to 60cm in diameter, with 20cm crisp, sweet dark green leaves.
  • No matter how big it gets - the leaves stay tender and delicious with lower levels of oxalic acid than other varieties.
  • If only individual leaves are being harvested, take the larger ones on the outside of the plant.
  • Otherwise, harvest the entire plant by cutting it off at ground level - new leaves will grow.
  • If the plant bolts and sends up a flower stalk, the leaves will be much stronger in flavor but can still be used.

Culinary Uses

  • The leaves are ready to use as baby leaf as soon as they are big enough.
  • Steam or boil for nutritious greens.
  • The leaves can be made into an exciting salad.

Parts Used

  • Begin harvesting the spinach leaves as soon as they grow big enough for eating.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • The micronutrients in spinach include a range of vitamins and minerals, which can prevent deficiency diseases and are essential for normal physiological function.
  • Its phytochemicals are carotenoids, flavonoids, and phenolic compounds, which can prevent chronic health problems, as well as other diseases associated with aging.
  • Neuro-nutrition is the nutrition needed to achieve health brain and neurocognitive function.
  • Diets rich in antioxidants, vitamins, flavonoids, and polyphenolic compounds will help suppress the onset of Alzheimer's disease.
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