And I bet you also know that Popeye become stronger after eating spinach.
We, turtles, are not like Popeye, that spinach will hurt us instead of making us stronger.
The main reason is because it contains Oxalic Acid. This substance can inhibit calcium absorption. Our shell needs A LOT of calcium and spinach will caused less calcium to be absorbed.
Actually, we can eat them at once a month interval…but , there are so many other good vegetables out there, why bother giving something that has bad factors on us? Right?
Spinach Oxalate content per 100 gram serving is 970miligrams. (this info comes from Chelonia.Org)
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