Horenso, or spinach, is the source of power in “Popeye the Sailor.” This nutrient-dense vegetable is packed with vitamin A and C. Cook horenso in boiling water briefly, then transfer to cold water to quickly cool it down. Squeeze the excess water out, then season with soy sauce or your favorite sauce. This simple dish, “Ohitashi,” is one of the most popular horenso recipes and a perfect way to enjoy softness and sweetness of the vegetable. Eat spinach and stay “strong to the finish” as Popeye!
Upon overwhelming requests from customers, Suzuki Farm started growing spinach about three years ago. We cultivate horenso differently from other leaf vegetables because it requires wider spacing between each brunch.