Fresh Spinach Day
About Fresh Spinach Day
When is Fresh Spinach Day? This holiday is always celebrated on July 16
Today is a heart-healthy day. It is a Popeye-approved holiday. It is Fresh Spinach Day. On this July 16 holiday, we are encouraged to put healthier food into our diets. And, there’s not many food items healthier than spinach.
Popeye the Sailor is right. Spinach is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. It tastes good, and there are many recipes. Many people turn up their noses to it, without even trying it.
In the cartoons we always see Popeye eating processed spinach from a can. What you didn’t see is behind the scenes, where he eats it in a variety of salads and other fresh recipes. The reason for eating fresh spinach is that its nutritional value is the highest when it is fresh and uncooked.
Celebrate this day by introducing some fresh spinach to your meals today. You could start by mixing some spinach into your garden salad. Your family may not even notice, but by doing so, you are making them healthier!
Gardeners know that spinach is easy to grow. And, it’s hardy. You can plant it as soon as the ground can be worked in the spring. Why, that’s today in many parts of the country! More on Growing Spinach.
Did You Know? V-8 Vegetable Juice is not just tomato juice. It includes 8 vegetables. One of them is Spinach.
How to Celebrate and Participate in Fresh Spinach Day
We see two opposite ways to celebrate Fresh Spinach Day. Here are a few ideas:
- Buy fresh spinach.
- Make a spinach salad.
- Add it to a smoothie.
- Look for ways to add it to the foods you eat today.
- Do not cook it today. If you do, it is no longer fresh, and you lose some of the healthy minerals and vitamins.
- Grow it in your garden. Then, you can have it fresh from the garden whenever you’d like.
“I’m strong to the ‘finich, ’cause I eats me spinach. I’m Popeye the Sailor man!” – – Popeye the Sailor
History and Origin of Fresh Spinach Day
We have not yet found the originator of this special day or any historical reference to when it was started.
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