There's a reason spinach is associated with the cartoon character Popeye. It is rich in iron, calcium, and other essential nutrients. However, fresh spinach has a relatively short shelf life. Unless properly wrapped and refrigerated, it can quickly lose its nutritional value.   

Spinach Shelf Life
Spinach, fresh5-7 days8 months
Boyer, Renee, and Julie McKinney. "Food Storage Guidelines for Consumers." Virginia Cooperative Extension (2009): n. pag. Web. 7 Dec 2009.

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