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DIETER27
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6/20/13 3:52 P

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I prefer baby spinach for salads.



PINK4YOUTOO
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6/20/13 3:45 P

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Yes, have started eating more of it raw instead of lettuce on sandwiches, etc.

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6/20/13 1:11 P

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I too like baby spinach for salads and also for including in chicken enchiladas. I like regular spinach for steaming. The regular needs to be washed so I dump one or two bags in a sink full of water and pull off the thick stems. Regular spinach holds up a little better when cooked.



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6/20/13 9:57 A

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nutritionally, I don't think there's a difference.
I believe it's more a personal preference.



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6/20/13 9:53 A

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I prefer baby spinach because it takes less prep time by not having to remove the stems on some of the larger pieces of spinach. I add strawberries and slivered almonds paired with poppyseed dressing.



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6/19/13 9:14 P

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Yes, in a salad!



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BLBST36
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6/19/13 12:18 P

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I prefer the taste and texture of baby spinach in salads, but I do tend to mix it in with other lettuces so that I can still get some crunch in there.



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6/19/13 12:02 P

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What a great question. I've often wondered the same thing myself and like everyone here, I prefer the baby spinach for salads too.

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FIERYGRACE
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6/19/13 10:25 A

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For salads I prefer baby spinach - just easier and less awkward to eat since it's smaller and the stems are smaller. I accidentally bought regular the other day and wow the leaves are huge! I've been juicing them though so it doesn't matter too much for that.

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SUNSHINE6442
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6/19/13 10:17 A

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Baby spinach tends to be sweeter and tends to have more water than the larger variety.
I know when I eat foods that have high water content I lose weight easily. Nutritionally I believe they are the same....

I have a favorite spinach dish
In a large skillet heat oil and 4 cloves of garlic and some red pepper flakes. And garbanzo beans and sauté 30 seconds. Add fresh spinach and use tongs to stir fry about 2 minutes or until the spinach wilts. Add sesame oil cook for a minute. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and black pepper. About 6 carbs and 90 calories.





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6/18/13 3:25 P

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I prefer baby spinach. It is more tender than regular spinach.



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BANDOMOM1
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6/18/13 3:22 P

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I use whatever is on sale!lol.. And sometimes both, they are both good choice for healthy eating..



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6/11/13 6:27 P

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the only difference is that baby spinach is more tender and easier to chew. Has a sweeter and more delicate flavor. I would rather use baby spinach for salads where I'm going to eat it raw, and regular spinach for sauteeing, steaming, or putting in soups and sauces.

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6/11/13 2:18 P

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Just purchased my first bunch of spinach ... bundled. I take out what I want, wash and dry with paper towel and eat...Will continue doing this...



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6/11/13 2:09 P

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Nutritionally, I'm pretty sure they're the same. Baby spinach is more tender and tastes better raw. It's also typically more expensive, because it's pre-washed, trimmed and bagged/boxed.



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6/11/13 1:45 P

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