Spinach! I love spinach, for so many reasons. Admittedly, one of those reasons is a gruff sounding cartoon sailor...but hey, it works. Recent studies have shown the depiction of spinach a miracle food may not be altogether wrong. It has been shown to provide protection against inflammation for your digestive system, help to increase bone health, and even provide some protection against aggressive form of prostate cancer! Check out more fun facts and spinach recipes below!
Did you know:
-Spinach is native to Persia (modern day Iran), and made it's way to the U.S. in 1806 after traveling to China (7th century) and Europe (12th century).
-Two U.S. towns claim to be the "spinach capital of the world," and celebrate spinach with the Alma, Arkansas festival in April and a Popeye statue in Crystal City Texas.
-Popeye is given credit by the U.S. spinach industry for driving a 33% increase in our spinach consumption in the 1930's.
Baby Spinach Salad with Grilled Salmon