The Magic of Spinach
Table of Contents
When to Grow Spinach
How to Plant Spinach
Best Spinach Varieties
Spinach for Good Health
Ancient power packed Spinach Health Tonic
Problems Caused Due to Radiation Exposure
Benefits of a regular Spinach Diet
Spinach in Your Cuisine
Choosing the Best Spinach
Quick Steamed Spinach
Introduction to Saag
Dry Spinach and Potatoes
Lamb with Spinach
If you were brought up reading Popeye comics or watching Popeye cartoons, in the 30s and 40s, you may have noticed that the sailor man could not do without his spinach. This was to give him plenty of strength and energy. Also in popular literature, broccoli, spinach and other green vegetables have been given a bad name, because they are supposedly not worth eating.
Now that is a totally wrong misconception because spinach – Spinacia oleracea – is one of the most nutritious of greens available to mankind today. It is a native to southwestern Asia, from where it spread all over the world.
Spinach leaves are dark green in color, and a plant can grow up to 28 – 30 cm in height. Spinach normally likes a temperate climate, but you can also grow this plant in a place where the winter is going to be mild. Spinach does not like a snowy weather climate.
The fruit of the spinach is normally found in a lumpy and dry cluster, with a number of seeds in it. However, many gardeners do not allow the spinach to get to its fruition stage, because they would rather harvest the plant and sell it fresh, or eat it as a salad or cooked.