I have found that I really like spinach (my body feels a little better after eating it) and I would like to eat it in my salads and I am still learning how to cook here. Do I have to lightly steam the spinach before adding it my salas, or is it okay to eat it raw just like how it is? I figured that it is in the lettuce groups and I should be able to eat it as it is but I am not sure. I eat about 4-5 salads a week, either as a side dish or a main course. In my salad I include dried seaweed, dried cranberries and once in awhile I add crushed almonds. Anyway please let me know your thought everyone, as I would greatly appreciate it.