Why spinach is the new broccoli

Sales of spinach in the UK have increased by up to 35 per cent in the past year – and celebrity chefs are the inspiration for this positive change in our diet.

As well as cooking the healthy vegetable, consumers are now using it in salads and in other dishes, according to leading supermarket chain Tesco.

The health benefits of spinach include vitamin E. It is also thought to be helpful to slimmers and with memory.