“I'm strong to the finish, 'cause I eats me Spinach, I'm Popeye the sailor man!”
-Popeye, Sailor Man
This leafy green has been around long before Popeye made it famous. Spinach is believed to have originated in the Middle East, specifically in ancient Persia (now known as Iran). From Persia, Spinach crossed into India, where it eventually made its way to China. Cultivation of Spinach didn’t begin in the U.S. until the early 1800’s. This nutritious, leafy green is now a staple in many diets, and is highly revered by the health conscious.
Did you know?
- Spinach is a member of the goose-foot family, which makes it a relative to beets and chard.
- China is the world’s largest Spinach producer with 85% of global production.
- Medieval artists extracted green pigment from Spinach to use as an ink or paint.
We can source Spinach in the following formats: