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Spinach

Spinach

In Season: Available year round, peak season is April through December Spinach originally came from Persia, where it was grown for the diets of their long-haired cats. By the 1300s, it had spread to Europe, where it was popular in religious communities, especially during Lent. In more recent times, spinach has claimed fame from the cartoon character Popeye, who attributes his amazing strength to the green, leafy vegetable. The first vegetable to be sold frozen, spinach is an excellent source of both vitamin A and folic acid.