Why You Should Eat Spinach

Spinach is really good for you!

Benafits Of Eating Spinach

The benefits of eating spinach are great! It is very low in calories and very high in vitamins.

It is a source of I am so tired of of vitamin k, a, c, b2, b6. Spinach is always readily available.

History of spinach

Spinach dates back to the 14th century. Spinach comes from a central and southwestern Asian gene center where it may have originated from Spinacia tetranda, which is still gathered as a wild edible green in Anatolia. Spinach was unknown to the ancient Mediterranean world. The first references to spinach are from Sasanian Persia (about 226-640 A.D.) and we know that in 647 it was taken from Nepal to China where it was, and still is, known as the "Persian green."

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A few interesting facts

Just half a cup of raw spinach counts as 1 of the 5 servings of fruits and vegetables you should eat a day.

Spinach is a member of the goose-foot family, which makes it a relative to beets and chard

In the 1930’s U.S. spinach growers credited Popeye with a 33% increase in domestic spinach consumption.

The spinach growing town of Crystal City, Texas, erected a statue of Popeye in 1937. Spinach leaves are a mild diuretic and mild laxative.

Medieval artists extracted green pigment from spinach to use as an ink or paint.

China is the world’s largest spinach producer with 85% of global production.

Spinach is best eaten fresh. It loses nutritional properties with each passing day.