March

01. Mar 2022

Martina Wacker, Bio Mio

März

March

Spinach, rocket, radish
Depending on the weather and temperature, seeds are now being sown with vigour, and the first varieties of veg – including spinach, rocket and radish – are ready for harvesting.

Incidentally, the term radish comes from the Latin name “radix”, which means “root” – rather apt considering all varieties of radish, including the classic Cherry Belle, grow underground.

And there’s a fact worth knowing about spinach, too: Its iron content is not nearly as high as was long supposed. Exactly how the myth of iron-rich spinach came about is unclear. The most common explanation is that over 100 years ago, someone is said to have placed a decimal point in the wrong place when compiling a nutritional table. The actual iron content of 3.5mg in 100g of spinach suddenly became 35mg.

Recipe recommendation: Fine rocket pesto