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Spinach
Spinach in flower
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Spinacia oleracea
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Spinach is a green, leafy vegetable. It comes from southwestern and central Asia. Its flowers are small and yellow. Spinach is rich in vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, and folate[1], making it healthy. Spinach, along with other green, leafy vegetables,[2] is rich in iron.

Here are some perceptions about spinach that come from popular culture:

  • Spinach is traditionally unpopular with children.[3]
  • The cartoon character Popeye eats spinach in order to become strong.[4]

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