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Palak Paneer - Not as healthy as you think!

Palak Paneer - Not as healthy as you think!

Palak paneer, just the name makes us feel ymmmmm!! Most of us think it is very nutritious as it has both calcium rich paneer and iron rich green leafy vegetables. No doubt it's tasty but let me tell you it's not as nutritious as we think.

Spinach (Palak) also has high calcium content. However, the oxalate content in spinach also binds with calcium, decreasing its absorption. Calcium and zinc also limit iron absorption. The calcium in spinach is the least bioavailable form of calcium sources. By way of comparison, the body can absorb about half of the calcium present in broccoli, yet only around 5% of the calcium in spinach.