Encyclopedia > Spinach

  Article Content

Spinach

Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) is a vegetable grown for its edible leaves. It was first cultivated in Persia.

In popular folklore, spinach is supposed to be rich in iron; in reality it has about the same iron content as any other green vegetable. The misconception appears to originate in a misplaced decimal point in an early publication on the composition of foods.

Spinach is what gives the cartoon character Popeye his strength.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Dana International

...     Contents Dana International Dana International (born Yaron Cohen February 2, 1972) is an Israeli transsexual pop singer, who won the ...

 
 
 
This page was created in 34.4 ms