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National Fresh Spinach Day

July 16

National Fresh Spinach Day - July 16

Fresh spinach leaves are so useful that the National Fresh Spinach Day was established in honor of this greenery, it is celebrated annually on July 16th. Remember the cartoon about Papaya, who eats canned spinach with pleasure, and from this it becomes stronger? This is not fiction. Spinach really strengthens bones, heals the body, so nutritionists recommend eating greens, adding salads to first and second courses. Try spinach cream, herb dip, or spinach smoothie — it’s healthy and delicious.

The History

For the first time, the plant began to grow in ancient Persia (the territory of modern Iran), then it came to India, where it was brought by a philanthropist who wished to remain anonymous. From India, spinach was brought to China, where it was called a Persian vegetable. It’s safe to say that spinach has traveled all over the world. Before reaching Europe in the 14th century, it ended up in Sicily, and from Europe it spread throughout the world.

Interesting Facts

  • Fresh spinach is highly nutritious yet contains only 23 calories per 3.5 ounces.
  • Choose only rich green spinach, the paler the leaves, the older and less beneficial they are.
  • Spinach can be eaten raw or pre-boiled, fried, baked. The maximum shelf life of the leaves is 5 days, the longer they are stored, the less useful they are.
  • The leaves must be washed several times before consumption as they accumulate pesticides.
  • During the First World War, spinach juice with wine was prepared for soldiers, such a remedy strengthened the body and stopped bleeding.
  • The largest producer of spinach is China, which grows and exports up to 90% of the total greens. The second place belongs to the United States of America. In the USA, the states of California, New Jersey and Arizona are the leaders in the production of spinach.

How to celebrate

A great way to celebrate National Fresh Spinach Day is to change your diet and add fresh leaves to strengthen your body and get a powerful vitamin boost. Add leaves to soups, salads, make sandwiches with them. Trust me, your health will thank you.

When is National Fresh Spinach Day Celebrated in 2022?

National Fresh Spinach Day is associated with the anticipation of happiness and joy. It is observed on July the 16th each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday July 16 2022
Sunday July 16 2023
Tuesday July 16 2024
Wednesday July 16 2025
Thursday July 16 2026


July 16
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United States

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