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Spinach is part of the flowering plant family - Goosefoot/Beetroot also known as the Amaranthaceae family.
Excellent source of essential vitamins and minerals
Good source of protein - 1 cup provides 2.6g of protein per 100g.
One of the worlds largest spinach producers is fast becoming China, supplying 85% of the global supply of spinach. Second on the list is US followed by Japan in third place.
The origin of the spinach plant is in fact Persia - now Iran. Spinach was introduced to China in 7th century and since the Chinese refer to spinach as "The Persian Green"
Spinach is an excellent source of B vitamins, containing B1, B2, B3, B6 and B9
Some of the amazing health benefits of spinach include boosting metabolism, reducing stress and improving mood
An interesting fact about Spinach - the major spinach producing town of Crystal City in Texas US had a statue of Popeye erected outside their town hall
Cooked Spinach (by steaming) gives a better source of Iron than raw spinach
French medics during the first world war would give their soldiers a mix of wine and spinach juice to help prevent hemorrhaging
Excellent source of vitamin K and vitamin A
Spinach is high in oxalic acid which can make it difficult for the body to digest some of its nutrients: Oxalic acid is also linked to kidney stones
Spinach grows best in cool climates
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