Alma, Arkansas (self-declared "Spinach Capital of the World") has a giant, bronze Popeye statue in the middle of Popeye Park that was unveiled in 2007 during their annual Spinach Festival. atlasobscura.com/places/p…
Popeye the Sailor became so popular during the Great Depression that consumption of spinach increased by 33%. His popularity also led to American children listing spinach as their third favorite food, after turkey and ice cream. telegraph.co.uk/books/chi…
Eating too much spinach can lead to an excessive build-up of gas, bloating, and cramps. The culprit is the fact that spinach is high in fiber and has lots of oxalate, which can be harmful in large amounts. cookist.com/9-side-effect…
More than 90 percent of samples of strawberries, apples, cherries, spinach, nectarines, and kale tested positive for residues of two or more pesticides (March 2020) ewg.org/foodnews/summary.…
Consuming Matcha (as well as other chlorophyll rich foods like spinach and kale), can make your stool green. verywellhealth.com/green-…
Researchers Turn Spinach Leaves Into Beating Heart Tissues api.nationalgeographic.co…
The world leader in spinach production is China. Spinach grown in China accounted for approximately 92% of the world's supply in 2017. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spi…
Venison has the Highest Level of Heme Iron - 2.4 mg per 100 g of Meat. Chicken: .2mg; Beef 1.4 mg. Spinach has Non-Heme Iron, Which is Not as Easily Absorbed by the Human Body. pressreleases.responsesou…
Popeye ate spinach for it high vitamin A value. Not the iron content (which turns out is very low) irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/…
Scientists have discovered a way to transform spinach leaves into beating heart tissue news.nationalgeographic.c…
There are approximately the same number of calories in a pound of spinach as there are in two Oreos. fatsecret.com/calories-nu…
Scientists were able to use a spinach leaf as scaffolding to build a mini working human heart. news.nationalgeographic.c…
The reason Popeye eats spinach is because of an error in the calculation of its iron content by chemist Erich von Wolf in 1870. He misplaced a decimal point, recording iron as having 35mg of iron per 100g, instead of its true value of 3.5mg/100g. The former is equal to eating part of a paperclip brainpickings.org/2013/07…
Popeye increased spinach sales in the U.S. by 33% when he became popular in the 1930's, setting in stone the myth that spinach has a lot more iron than most leafy greens, while it's actually not the case. businessinsider.com/spina…
Early on in the Popeye the Sailor Man's comic, Popeye didn't eat spinach to gain strength. Instead he rubbed the head of a magic chicken. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
Moringa tree leaves contain all of the essential amino acids, more iron than spinach, more calcium than milk, more Vitamin A than carrots, and their seeds have been shown to purify water! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
A handful of common foods actually contain cyanide. Almonds, spinach, & tapioca all contain cyanide in small doses. All of which are non-lethal. eatdrinkbetter.com/2012/0…
That, calorie for calorie, raw spinach has almost as much protein as sirloin steak nutritiondata.self.com/fa…
The reason Popeye eats spinach is because of an error in the calculation of its iron content by chemist Erich von Wolf in 1870. He misplaced a decimal point, recording iron as having 35mg of iron per 100g, instead of its true value of 3.5mg/100g. The former is equal to eating part of a paperclip brainpickings.org/2013/07…
The big spinach salad I've eaten every day for a month probably caused my iron *deficiency* (which, by the way, made my hair fall out). In other news, Popeye can suck it.
Almost all of the worlds spinach comes from china (~90%) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spi…
That, when cooked, stinging nettles lose their sting and become a very good substitute for spinach and have been used in cooking in many cultures. wolfcollege.com/stinging-…
McDonald's serves spinach pies in Thailand
Spinach growers in Crystal City, Texas erected a statue of Popeye in 1937 for increasing spinach consumption in the USA, at a time when farmers were hard pressed roadsideamerica.com/story…
Alice Roosevelt had a pet garter snake called 'Emily Spinach' that lived in her bedroom at the White House historybuff.com/coolest-p…
Scientists have created a type of spinach that can detect bombs blogs.discovermagazine.co…
In 1533, Catherine de' Medici became queen of France; she so fancied spinach, she insisted it be served at every meal. To this day, dishes made with spinach are known as "Florentine", reflecting Catherine's birth in Florence en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spi…
While nitrates and nitrites in cured meats are thought to be harmful that "80 percent of nitrite comes from vegetables such as spinach, radishes and lettuce, and another 13 percent comes from swallowed saliva"! livescience.com/36057-tru…
The idea that eating spinach makes you stronger (like Popeye) is due to a calculation error made in 1870. It was noticed and corrected in 1937, but the reputation lived on scienceabc.com/humans/wil…
Spinach's reputation as a health food and a giver of strength, popularised by Popeye, was largely the result of a misplaced decimal point when calculating its iron content. As such, people considered it 10x more iron rich then it actually was. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spi…
Popeye was once more popular than Mickey Mouse and Spinach growers credited Popeye with a 33% increase in sales tor.com/blogs/2013/10/con…
Spinach being high in iron is a popular misconception, due to faulty calculations made by German scientist Emil von Wolff, who misplaced a decimal point in an 1870 measurement of spinach's iron content. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spi…
After Popeye the Sailor became popular, spinach consumption in the US rose 33% infoplease.com/biography/…
Salvador Dali wrote and illustrated a surrealist cookbook and claimed he hated spinach "because it is shapeless, like Liberty" brainpickings.org/2014/04…
Spinach genes have been implanted in pigs to create pork with less fat news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world…
Theodore Roosevelt kept a garter snake named "Emily Spinach", Abraham Lincoln had a turkey named "Jack" and John Adams named his dog "Satan" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
In the original Popeye comic strip, his indestructibility is attributed not to spinach, but to being shot repeatedly and then rubbing the head of a magic hen en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
Raw spinach contains oxalic acid, which can interfere with the absorption of certain essential nutrients. This can be remedied by simply heating it up. vegetariantimes.com/blog/…
Originally Popeye didn't get his super strength from eating spinach - he got it from rubbing the head of a magic chicken en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
Watermelon has just as much iron as spinach. news.softpedia.com/news/W…
Spinach doesn't contain a large amount of iron and that Popeye's love for spinach was due to a misplaced decimal point www5.in.tum.de/~huckle/Su…
There is a lot of iron in spinach, but it is useless to us because it is bound to tannins. Popeye lies!
Captain Strong is a DC clone of Popeye except his "spinach" is a dangerously addictive drug causing irrational behavior and severe withdrawals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap…
Jeffrey "Skunk" Baxter guitarist with Ultimate Spinach, Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers now works as a defense consultant and chairs a Congressional Advisory Board on missile defense. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jef…
China accounted for 80% of tilapia, 51% of cod, 49% of apple juice, 34% of processed mushrooms 27% of garlic and 16% of frozen spinach consumed in the U.S. in 2011 blogs.wsj.com/chinarealti…
That, despite being very rich in iron and calcium, some foods, like spinach, contain high levels of oxalate, a dianion that forms oxalic acid which inhibits iron and calcium absorption. High levels of oxalate can even remove iron from the body more rapidly. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxa…
The eight juices in V8 are tomato, spinach, celery, carrot, beet, lettuce, watercress and parsley. v8juice.com/Benefits_V8.a…
The popularity of Popeye helped boost sales of spinach. Spinach consumption increased 33 percent in the United States between 1931 and 1936 as Popeye gained popularity, despite the U.S. being in a depression. wherefoodcomesfrom.com/ar…
Despite being iron-rich, spinach prohibits iron absorption. You could squeeze lemon juice onto cooked spinach to improve iron absorption. fitsugar.com/What-Causes-…
Oxalic acid in spinach causes that "chalky teeth" feeling after you eat it. scienceworld.ca/blog/why-…
Popeye the Sailor Man received strength due to spinach from a misplaced decimal point inflating the spinach iron content by a German scientist in 1870. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/S…
Popeye The Sailor Man was probably a victim of scurvy and that eating spinach would have actually caused him to gain strength (due to vitamin C deficiencies) medicalmisdiagnosisresear…
Spinach was chosen as Popeye's super power due to a long standing error about spinach's iron content. Moreover, spinach has high levels of oxalate which can render much of the iron unusable by the body. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spi…
The superpowers Popeye gets from Spinach are because of a miscalculation of Spinach's iron content making it look like it has 10 times more iron than it has. This was not noticed and corrected till 1930, 60 years after the measurement. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spi…
From 1870-1930s a misplaced decimal in measurements of Spinach's Iron content caused a popular misconception. Popeye is attributed to having his affinity for Spinach because of this mistake (although some argue Spinach was chosen more for it's high Vitamin A content). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spi…
Oxalic acid in spinach makes my teeth feel really weird. learninghowtocook.com/blo…
Spinach power could provide electricity scienceillustrated.com.au…
Crystal City Texas erected a statue of Popeye in 1937 in recognition of the comic character’s creator E. Segar increasing spinach consumption in the USA by 33 per cent bestthinking.com/thinkers…
Spinach consumption increased 33 percent in the United States between 1931 and 1936 due to Popeye's growing popularity. puramarketing.com/index.p…
Shanty Hogan, a MLB catcher in the 1920s and 1930s, was put on a diet by his coach, who checked his meal checks to make sure he ate healthily. In response, Shanty told waiters/waitresses to write down healthy things such as "spinach" whenever he ordered unhealthy things such as potatos. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
German chemist Erich von Wolf correctly ascertained the amount of iron in spinach, but while transcribing his notes, he accidentally misplaced a decimal point: instead of recording that spinach had 3.5 milligrams of iron per 100-gram serving (as is the case), he wrote that it had 35 milligrams. thekitchn.com/why-did-pop…
Spinach was popularised as a health food due to quoted high levels of iron. This has since been debunked as a decimal point error with spinach containing 10 X less iron than originally thought abc.net.au/science/articl…
Spinach affected Bluto the same way it affected Popeye in a 1943 cartoon. youtu.be/1ZcENu3twIo?t=5m…
Popeye was a lie. Spinach sucks iron from your body. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxa…

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