Fresh Spinach Day is observed on July 16 of every year. Fresh Spinach Day reminds everyone to adopt spinach in their diet and to begin with a healthy lifestyle. Like the cartoon character, Popeye said spinach makes people stronger, healthier and sharper. Often spinach is assumed to taste bad and are disliked by many, but many recipes of spinach are delicious to have. Fresh spinach has high nutrition value than the cooked ones. This leafy vegetable has low fat, high water content, high fibre, and variety vitamins. It is one of the best sources of iron, and other vitamins like calcium, folic acid, fibre, protein, calcium and vitamins A, C and K. Spinach is second primarily produced in the United States after China. Fresh Spinach Day encourages people to eat more of healthy and good food like the fresh spinach.
“Popeye was right about spinach: dark green, leafy vegetables are the healthiest food on the planet. As whole foods go, they offer the most nutrition per calorie.” – Michael Greger
History of Fresh Spinach Day
Fresh Spinach Day has no specific origin or history. But spinach is native to central and southwestern Asia. Spinach is believed to be originated in Persia; later Arab traders took the leafy vegetable to India and China where it was known as Persian vegetable. However, people of China claim that the vegetable reached them through Nepal. Spinach was a favourite ingredient to the queen of France, Catherine de Medici, because of which the vegetable was used in every meal. Spinach has much more credits to be celebrated.
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How to Celebrate the Day
On this day, resolve to adopt fresh spinach to your diet. Fresh spinach has various health benefits which make them valuable to be regularly consumed. You can add dishes like fresh spinach salad or creamed spinach or spinach lasagna or a spinach pizza or spinach dip to make a meal. If you have always hated spinach, then today is a good day to try them again with some exciting dish. One can do a small research about the various benefits and variety of dishes that are made using spinach. Share your knowledge with others and make them aware of the goodness of the vegetable. One can also take some effort to grow spinach in their garden. So on this day start a healthy lifestyle. Post pictures and share your celebrations on social media by using the hashtag #FreshSpinachDay.
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