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In most cooked recipes frozen spinach works just fine. The time you spend to clean, rinse and cook fresh spinach is not worth the difference in flavor in a dish like soup, stuffed shells or quiche.
When cooking recipes like the shells or quiche place the thawed spinach in a strainer and press with a spoon to squeeze out the excess water. For soup the extra water won't matter all that much. (See Fresh Spinach.)
4 ounces frozen spinach = 27 calories, <1g fat, 0g sat fat, 0g mono fat, 3g protein, 4g carbohydrates, 84mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol