National Spinach Day
Today is National Spinach Day!
Like many of the most delicious vegetables in the world, spinach originated in Ancient Persia, known now Iran. It was introduced to India by some unknown benefactor, and then from there into China in 647 AD, where it was known as “Persian Vegetable”.
The story of spinach’s travel around the world is one rivaled only by the Roman conquest of the area, finding its way into Sicily by way of the Saracens, and spreading throughout the Mediterranean before finding its way to England and France in the 14th Century.