Spinach most likely originated in Ancient Persia (Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan). It spread eastward through India into China, and westward through the Mediterranian area into Europe.
Spinach can be eaten raw (blanched) in salads, on sanswiches, seasoned and served, in soups, fried, stir fried, as wraps….
How much does spinach weigh?
|Spinach (Standard American) raw|
|Spinach, Mustard (tendergreen) raw|
|1 cup chopped||150g||5.3oz|
|Spinach, New Zealand|
|1 cup, chopped||56g||2oz|
|1 leaf||(12-1/4″ long)||16g||0.6oz|