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March 10, 1934

Committee on Foods

JAMA. 1934;102(10):768-769. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750100034012

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Manufacturer.—  Van Camp's, Inc., Indianapolis.

Description.—  Sieved spinach, slightly seasoned with salt, largely retaining the natural minerals and vitamins.

Manufacture.—  Freshly cut spinach is carefully inspected and trimmed, and any defective leaves are eliminated; it is washed in a cylinder equipped with high pressure sprays of water, blanched by immersion in boiling water for a minimum time necessary for softening, withdrawn, dipped into cool water, drained, sieved in a steam atmosphere through a screen with openings of a size to produce the desired fineness and texture, salted, heated, and filled into enamel lined cans, which are sealed and processed.

Calories.—  0.2 per gram; 6 per ounce.

Vitamins.—  The method of preparation efficiently protects the natural vitamins.

Claims of Manufacturer.—  Is easily digestible, has a smooth consistency and supplies bulk without roughness. A good source of iron, calcium and of base forming minerals.


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