What is Spinach?
Spinach is a vegetable, flowering plant native to central and southwestern Asia.
Primitive forms of spinach are found in Nepal and that is probably where the plant was first domesticated. Other than the Indian subcontinent, it was unknown in the ancient world. After the early Muslim conquests the plant spread to other areas. In 647, it was taken to China, possibly by Persians. Muslim Arabs diffused the plant westward up to Islamic Spain. By the eleventh century it was a common plant in the Muslim world. 
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Aliases (Also Known As)
Dehydrated Spinach Powder
Fresh Frozen Spinach
Natural Spinach Powder
Spinach Leaf Extract
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|Ingredient added||UPC Food Search||January 1, 2009 @ 2:14 AM|