Spinach is one of the most popular vegetables in the world, or as popular an edible vegetable can be to be very frank. It belongs to the Amaranthaceous family and its leaves reach a length of 12 inches in the most extreme of cases. The plant is almost a foot in height as well. Spinach has been lauded as a very nutritional vegetable as it takes care of many of the necessary vitamins in the human body. On top of that spinach food eaters also enjoy a boost in anti-oxidants that are responsible for cleansing the body.
In terms of continents, the largest quantity of spinach that is produced comes from Asia. That may be because there are five countries from Asia that are in the list of top 10 spinach producing countries in the world. However, at closer look one can also see that it is that way because of the spinach production in China that blows the production of every other nation out of the water. The total production of spinach in the world is 24.3 million tonnes. To put it in context, China produces a massive 22.1 million tonnes of that total production which is roughly around 90%. The next in line doesn’t even produce half a million tonne.
Health Benefits of Spinach
If spinach is introduced into the dietary plan, it can be an extremely healthy and often times a tasty food depending on the cook. It provides a slew of vitamins and supplies 20% of our daily vitamin needs for Vitamin A, B2, C and K in just a single serving. Spinach also contains trace amounts of magnesium, manganese while it has calcium in large proportions. It also contains anti-oxidants and as a result is a healthy option for people with high blood pressure and breathing problems. Spinach has also proven effective in treating haemorrhaging for injured people as evident by the heavy use of spinach juice in World War I.
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- Popular Culture
Considering the benefits it provides and its leafy composition in nature, spinach has been a healthy meal choice for families for generations. However, there was a worry among parents as a consensus was that little children refused to eat spinach. For many households spinach was and is a great supplement for its high quantity in iron which is necessary for children’s growth. Thus we now have this phenomenon with Popeye, The Sailor Man show. The cartoon not only became a worldwide success but also became important in stimulating children towards the right direction whenever the issue of eating spinach came up.