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Meet the Powerhouse Leafy Green That Puts Kale and Spinach to Shame

PopSugar logo PopSugar 17/05/2018 Dominique Michelle Astorino

What Is Sorrel Spinach Dock? © POPSUGAR Photography / Lizzie Fuhr What Is Sorrel Spinach Dock? When we saw Jamie Oliver say that "the sorrel leaf is making a comeback," our first reaction was, "wait, what?"

Sorrel, also known as spinach dock, is quite similar to spinach in appearance, and similarly chock-full of nutrients. Just one cup of this dark, leafy green (30 calories) contains about 3 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber, 106 percent of your daily vitamins A and C, 17 percent iron (so much energy!), over 500 milligrams of potassium (more than a banana), 10 percent of your vitamin B6, and 34 percent of your daily magnesium.

Here are some reasons you should be adding this green into your repertoire.

  • It outshines similar greens in terms of nutrients. Compared to spinach, it's significantly higher in fiber, protein, potassium, vitamin A, calcium, iron, B6, vitamin C (by nearly nine times), and magnesium (by nearly six times). Compared to kale, it's also got higher nutrient values, with even fewer calories and carbohydrates.
  • You'll eat your way to feeling better. The high levels of magnesium and B6 are anxiety relieving, and can reduce stress. The massive levels of potassium make spinach dock a great remedy for cramped muscles, while iron provides energy and vitamins A and C help with immunity.
  • It doesn't taste like leaves. If you want to try green juice but don't like the "leafy" taste, it's time to try sorrel. It has a tangy, tart flavor - some describe it as lemony or like a sour green apple - and it tastes nothing like kale or spinach. Try it in a green juice, a smoothie, or a fresh salad with fruit.

Related: 7 Teas That Settle Your Stomach (provided by The Daily Meal New Spanfeller)

7 Teas That Settle Your Stomach: Stomach upset can really ruin your day — whether it’s slight nausea or a nasty case of bloating, if you’re experiencing a stomach problem, you’re likely searching for a solution. While some healthy foods only serve to make things worse, there are a few foods and drinks that can ease the pain. Tea, in particular, could be the remedy that your stomach needs.Stomach discomfort can come from a variety of causes. It’s not always from something you ate, though that definitely plays a role. Anxiety has a huge effect on digestion, as does stress, lack of sleep, and other emotional triggers. Hormones can mess with your stomach, as can nutritional deficiencies and dietary patterns.Some teas can have a calming effect that can help relieve stomach pain. Knowing the cause of your stomachache is important for choosing the right kind of tea.While tea could be great for relieving temporary bouts of discomfort and minor stomach issues, if you have a larger problem, you should consult your doctor. But for the smaller situations, one of these soothing tea options might help.Haley Willard and Holly Van Hare contributed to this story. 7 Teas That Settle Your Stomach

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