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National Spinach Day
Foods & Beverages
“I am what I am, and that's all that I am.” “I'm strong to the finish 'cause I eats me spinach.”

When: March 26th

Where: United States

Traditional Celebration Ideas

Spinach and Artichoke dip with some chips for a great snack would be a great way to celebrate the day. Of course who can talk about spinach without remembering the most famous ambassador for the leafy green vegetable, Popeye, so you could watch the classic movie "Popeye" and marvel at his increased strength transformation.
 

Numbers

2 cups of spinach, can give a person 100 percent of their daily recommended vitamin A.

Description

Spinach has origins from ancient Persia dating all the way back to the 14th century.  Today it remains a healthy and popular vegetable for a variety of food uses.  China is the worlds leading producer, accounting for about 90% of the global production.  The cartoon character Popeye the Sailor Man is not only legendary, but almost inseparable when it comes to the image of spinach in the United States.  This connection has been portrayed in movies, advertisements and comic books for over 70 years.  The story of Popeye shows the sailor figure of having a strong appetite for spinach, especially canned spinach, and after consuming it he gains super human strength.  Spinach is often used as a main ingredient is salads, and although kids tend to loathe the vegetable at dinner time, adults tend to love it when served as a dip at restaurants and bars.

Interesting Facts

  1. It's been reported that during World War I, medics used wine mixed with spinach to treat injured French soldiers to help stop bleeding.
  2. Spinach can be consumed raw or cooked.
  3. Spinach is a low-calorie, and high-nutrient combination make it an excellent weight loss food.
  4. Some people in China refer to spinach as "The Persian Green."
  5. Spinach is considered a "Superfood."

Information

Observed:
  • March 26th
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