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Spinach, Amaranthus tricolor L.

Spinach (Amaranthus tricolor L.) is a plant that has a synonym: A.gangeticus, and included in the family: amaranthaceae. These plants come from tropical America. Until now, this plant has been spreading in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide. There are three varieties of spinach that is included in Amaranthus tricolor, namely ordinary green spinach, red amaranth (Blitum rubrum), which stems and leaves of red, white and spinach (Blitum album), a whitish-green. For information, spinach leaves and red stems containing a red liquid. Besides A. tricolor, there are other kinds of spinach, such as spinach snapper (A. hybridus), spinach thorn (A.spinosus), and spinach kotok / spinach ground (A. blitum). Type spinach is often cultivated A. tricolor and A. hybridus whereas other species grow wild spinach. Spinach plants can be propagated by seed.

Composition:
Spinach contains protein, fat, carbohydrate, potassium, iron, amarantin, routine, purines, and vitamins (A, B and C).

Curable Disease:
In general, spinach plants increases bile and aid digestion. The roots of red spinach efficacious as a remedy dysentery. Spinach including fibrous vegetables that can be used to expedite the process of defecation. Fibrous food is highly recommended for consumption by patients with colon cancer, people with diabetes (diabetes mellitus), high blood cholesterol, and lose weight.

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