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National Spinach Day

Celebrate National Spinach Day with a delicious spinach dish - try our top recipes for an amazing veggie meal your whole family will love!
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March 26
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On March 26th, get ready to celebrate National Spinach Day! A nutrient-packed vegetable with a long history, spinach was first cultivated in Persia over 2000 years ago and has been enjoyed by people all around the world ever since. It's a great source of vitamins and minerals and can be prepared in many different ways – from baked into casseroles to chopped into salads.

History of National Spinach Day

National Spinach Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>330 BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Spinach Inception from Persia</div><div class='timeline-text'>Spinach was first cultivated in ancient Persia (modern-day Iran) around this time.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>600 AD</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Chinese Introduction to Spinach</div><div class='timeline-text'>Spinach was introduced to China where it’s named "Persian vegetable".</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1300s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Spinach Arrives in Europe</div><div class='timeline-text'>Spinach made its way to Europe through moors to Spain around this time.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1806</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Spinach in American Cookery</div><div class='timeline-text'>Spinach was mentioned in the first known American cookbook, "American Cookery" by Amelia Simmons.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1929</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Popeye's Spinach Power</div><div class='timeline-text'>The popular comic strip, Popeye, helped popularize spinach, demonstrating the vegetable's strength-boosting properties.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Spinach Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a spinach dish</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Spinach is a versatile vegetable that can be used in a variety of dishes. Try making a spinach lasagna, spinach quiche, or a spinach salad.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a spinach farm</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a tour of a local farm and learn more about how spinach is grown. Learn more about the sustainability of the spinach industry and how it helps the environment.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Hold a cooking competition</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends together and host a cooking competition featuring dishes made with spinach. Have everyone vote on their favorite dish and award prizes for the winner.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Plant spinach</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Plant some spinach in your garden and take care of it as it grows. Enjoy watching the plant grow and harvesting your own homegrown spinach to use in recipes.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Have a spinach party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends and family together for a special Spinach Day celebration. Make some delicious spinach dishes, play games, and enjoy each other’s company.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Spinach Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Spinach is packed with nutrients</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Spinach is one of the most nutritious vegetables around, and when it's cooked it releases even more nutrients. It's loaded with vitamins A, C, K and folate, as well as minerals such as iron and calcium. Eating spinach on a regular basis can help support your bone health and boost your immune system!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It tastes delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Although it may not be everyone's favorite food, there's no denying that spinach has its own unique flavor that's incredibly delicious. From sautéed to steamed or boiled; raw in salads; or added to omelets or sandwiches - whatever way you cook it, spinach is sure to add an earthy flavor to any dish.</p></div></div>

5 Nutrient-Packed Facts for National Spinach Day

National Spinach Day FAQs

When is National Spinach Day?

National Spinach Day is celebrated on March 26 every year. In 2024, National Spinach Day will occur on a Tuesday.

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