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Posted by: Ann | 2010-10-07

Eat spinach = sore throat

Dear Doc
Can you say why my throat sometimes burns for between one hour and a day after I have eaten spinach, especially raw? I wash it well in running water before eating or cooking.
Thanks a lot!

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Hallo Ann
Spinach contains phytic acid and oxalic acid. It could be that you are sensitive to these and it may be better to steam the spinach and not to eat it raw.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2010-10-07

Hallo Ann
Spinach contains phytic acid and oxalic acid. It could be that you are sensitive to these and it may be better to steam the spinach and not to eat it raw.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2010-10-07

Hallo Ann
Spinach contains phytic acid and oxalic acid. It could be that you are sensitive to these and it may be better to steam the spinach and not to eat it raw.
Dr Bets

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