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Spinach Day

It always falls on March 26 every year.

Spinach is a flowering plant native to Central and Western Asia. It originated in ancient Persia (today's Iran and neighboring countries). She was then transported to ancient China and was called Persian vegetables. In the 14th century, spinach appeared in England and France and gained great popularity quickly.

Spinach is an annual plant about 30 cm tall and in winter temperate regions. Leaves that are consumed fresh, preserved, frozen or dehydrated are used.

Raw spinach is 91% water, 4% carbohydrates, 3% fat and a minimum of fat. It has a high nutritional value especially when it is fresh, frozen, stewed or quick cooked. It is a source of vitamins A, C, K, B, B6, E of magnesium, manganese, iron, calcium, potassium and fiber.

The most famous spinach promoter is Popeye Sailor. A cartoon hero who has a tremendous power after eating a can of spinach.

There are many recipes where spinach appears. China is the largest spinach producer in the world and the United States is second.

Today is the perfect day to have your favorite spinach recipe.