# Volumetric conversion between frozen and fresh spinach

I like to freeze my spinach and use it in smoothies. When I bring it out of the freezer, I crush it as much as I can. I then measure it out in 2 cup quantities. How much would this equal in fresh spinach. Thanks in advance.

• My frozen spinach doesn't change in volume enough to notice. I think it would be the same- at least unless it has freezer burn and dried out. Commented May 4, 2017 at 16:54
• There was a question on here somewhere about comparing iron content in fresh vs. cooked spinich ... I would assume a similar density change in fresh vs. frozen.
– Joe
Commented May 4, 2017 at 17:16
• found it -- cooking.stackexchange.com/q/7397/67 ... so 3.57 mg vs 2.71 mg / 100g would suggest that you'd need 30% more by weight ... and if you compare the volume of 1lb of cooked spinach volume vs. 1.3lbs of fresh, you could figure out the difference by volume.
– Joe
Commented May 4, 2017 at 17:20
• Surely if you have frozen it yourself, then you should know what the quantities are. When initially freezing it, write on the bag/container what the quantity is - problem solved? Commented May 4, 2017 at 17:35
• Freeze the spinach in 2-cup portions. ;) I always wonder why the use volume instead of weight for measuring solids... use weight instead. Commented May 8, 2017 at 9:32