Spinach is a very well loved and popular vegetable. It's easy to grow yourself and deserves a spot in your vegetable garden. Spinach is a healthy leafy green vegetable and it contains a lot of important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Spinach also contains a large amount of iron. You can cook, steam, stew and stir-fry this vegetable. Don't cook this vegetable too long to preserve important vitamins. Use spinach raw in salads or smoothies.