Herbaceous Annual Plant Height : 7cm to 80cm included Origin : Southwestern Asia Environment : on rich and humid, well-drained soils of any type Climate : warm, temperate, cool
Notes : Spinach is a Southwestern Asian plant, that is however cold tolerant, and for this reason it is often planted in the Winter, when most other species of vegetables can not grow. Spinach were the favourite food of Caterina de Medici, so much that when she left Florence to marry the King of France, she took with her the personal cook, the only person that was able to cook spinach the way she wanted. Due to a typo on a label, in the 20’s, spinach started to be erroneously believed to contain a lot of iron, but this is not true. On the contrary, they contain some compounds that bind easily with iron, preventing our body from assimilating it.