What’s in Season: March – Spinach

In March, the Spinach’s season is starting!

Spinaches belong to the Chenopodiacee family, they fight aging and they are “friends” of the eyes and heart.

Spinach contains iron and to facilitate the absorption of this mineral it is advisable to consume spinach seasoned with lemon; the vitamin C contained in the citrus helps, in fact, to absorb iron. Spinach is rich in vitamin A and folic acid. They are also rich in nitrate, a substance that has been the subject of recent research as it seems to help increase muscle strength. They also contain lutein, useful for the health of the retina and therefore of the eyes.

Fresh spinach has shiny green leaves and has a crunchy texture.

 

VEGAN SPINACH AND TOFU BALLS 

Ingredients for 20 balls:

– 500 gr of spinach

– 360 gr of tofu

– 2 tablespoons of potato flakes

– Salt 

– Pepper

– Ginger

– Seed oil

– Sesame seeds

 

Preparation:

– Wash and boil the spinach in a pan with salted water.

– After about 5 minutes, drain and let cool, then season with a drizzle of oil and a pinch of salt.

– Drain the tofu and pat it dry with paper towels and crumble the tofu.

– Put the crumbled tofu, well-squeezed spinach, potato flakes, salt, pepper and ginger in a bowl.

– Mix everything until a homogeneous mixture is obtained.

– With slightly moistened hands, form balls

– Roll the meatballs in a saucer with the sesame seeds

– Cook the tofu and spinach balls in a pan with a drizzle of oil

– Serve them warm

Recipe got from: https://www.misya.info/ricetta/polpette-di-tofu-e-spinaci.htm

                                           

 

Every month we feature a fruit or vegetable that is in season, along with a fun fact or recipe idea. We are currently working on a project, ACT4CAP, highlighting the importance of citizen involvement in agricultural policy to ensure healthy food and protection of our agricultural land. This project is a continuation of our previous work that was done through the Citizen’s CAP project and Agrokatina.


This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This article reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

 

 

This project is co-financed by the  Ministry for Education and Employment (MEDE) and the Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Sport and Voluntary Organisation.