Believed to be of Persian origin, spinach spread throughout Europe by the 12th Century and became known as a healthy green. Florentine (a creamy sauce) is used to describe dishes containing spinach – and the Italian Catherine de Medici, wife of Henry II is credited with taking the dish to France and naming it thus.
Popeye made spinach popular – apparently it increased his strength! Well, it is well known for its nutritional qualities and has always been regarded as a plant with remarkable abilities to restore energy, increase vitality and improve the quality of the blood – primarily, it is rich in iron. So maybe there is some truth in his claims!
Wash before eating.
* Like us, not all fruit or vegetables are perfectly formed. We don’t believe in discriminating against misshapen carrots or imperfect potatoes and in fact, love them for their flaws. A less than round apple is still as tasty as their perfectly formed cousins. Unless your produce is clearly defective, please accept them as Nature intended.