have you tried eating a spinach?

@missjahn (4577)
Philippines
March 13, 2013 2:17am CST
i never knew what is a spinach. i just heard this vegetable in a comic show "Popeye," right?! until one day, i saw a plant that is not familiar to me; so i asked, what is that plant. someone answered that it is a vegetable plant. so i said; ewww! what kind of plant is that. she said; it is a spinach. so i answered back - really, it is really a spinach? wow! yes, it is - my friend answered me one more time again. but i thought i cannot eat this plant and the taste of it is yucky. until i came to realized that, i have eaten this kind of vegetable as it is being on the top of the vegetable pizza, i so remember. and my mother planted this type in the her garden. so sometimes, when we are cooking vegetable dish, we include this from our garden. this is a very delicious food. i had been encouraged to eat this because my sister told me it is really delicious and nutritious. so i tried eating it and hmmm - not bad. it is still tolerable to my taste buds. so what about u, have you tried eaten this kind of vegetable "the spinach?"
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46 responses
• United States
1 Apr 13
We do eat spinach often. However, we mostly eat it raw in salads, not cooked. Spinach us a great addition to the lettuce in your salads and its rich in vitamins and minerals. It's a great addition to your diet.
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@missjahn (4577)
• Philippines
2 Apr 13
i guess, i had eaten that spinach in salad. and if i am not wrong, there are lots of varieties of spinach or at least several types of it. what i tasted is those smaller leaves type i suppose and that in arabic it has a different name or term.
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@ajithlal (14612)
• India
20 Apr 13
I also think that spinach is good for health and also contains lots of vitamins and minerals. I take them with rice.
@missjahn (4577)
• Philippines
20 Apr 13
you are right about it ajith... that is why i tried my best to include this in our dishes even this food is just right new to us. at first i am scare to eat it because i do not know what it brings to us. maybe our stomach would ache after eating it. but by God's grace, we are all well and we like the taste of it. so we are all glad :) hehe
@Iriene88 (5346)
• Malaysia
13 Mar 13
Popeye the Sailor man have great super power and strength after taking a can of spinach. I love to eat spinach. My mum loves to eat them too. However, we hardly cook spinach at home because my husband cannot eat too much spinach as he have gout - it seems not so suitable. Spinach is very delicious and nutritious too! You can add some anchovies or egg to it. The gravy will turns out great when eat with rice.
@missjahn (4577)
• Philippines
13 Mar 13
thanks for the tips on how to cook this one. i do not know what kind of recipes should this one be included. maybe, i will try to research this thing in the internet pertaining to recipes so that i may have an idea of cooking it. my sister loves it and she just steam it in the top of the rice and then eat it. but sad to say what is anchovy? haha thanks for coming here and share you ideas and experience of the matter :)
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@Iriene88 (5346)
• Malaysia
14 Mar 13
Dear missjahn, anchovies = small herring-like plankton-eating fishes. Van cook with vegetables, deep fried etc.
@missjahn (4577)
• Philippines
14 Mar 13
ah i got it. like a very small shrimps. thanks :)
@pahak627 (4300)
• Philippines
13 Mar 13
I love spinach so much. During,my childhood this was the only vegetable that I could eat. I was picky as a child. I also plant spinach.
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@missjahn (4577)
• Philippines
13 Mar 13
gosh, really! when i was a kid, i do not like eating vegetables. i do not remember that there is a specific vegetable that i would like to eat. i so remember that when my mother fed me, i spitted the food from my mouth and cleverly wrapped it into my hands and threw it into the floor. that vegetable is carbansos. i guess it is just normal or generally, kids do not like to eat vegetables. but there are some that do like eating it. so this spinach, i tried this one and not so bad. so thanks for joining here :)
@mariaperalta (19089)
• Mexico
13 Mar 13
I have. I love spinach. I love it cooked with butter here. Also like to make salad from it....
@missjahn (4577)
• Philippines
13 Mar 13
really for salad? wow! how does it taste anyway? is it good? i will try or search some recipe for it and try making salad out of it. i wonder how does it taste for us. i guess this is really new to be prepared for a dish. thanks for this tip maria and for joining here once more.
• Mexico
14 Mar 13
Here in mexico we put spinach leaves and lemon juice in a salad. its good for you. Try it...
@missjahn (4577)
• Philippines
27 Mar 13
i will try preparing that kind of salad if i have a chance to buy a lemon in the market. i never tried it, only, lettuce in a lemon juice. :) thanks for this advice:)
• India
20 Apr 13
We call this 'palak', very rich in iron, you can cut the leaves fine and add to any dish. You can steam, add salt eat or best is palak paneer, here cheese is added. Give your email in PM.
@missjahn (4577)
• Philippines
20 Apr 13
hi prof... in here they call american alugbati :) okay i will send you my email :) thanks a great :)
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• India
20 Apr 13
Thanks, i will write to you.
@missjahn (4577)
• Philippines
21 Apr 13
i received it already -- :)
@airasheila (5457)
• Philippines
13 Mar 13
hi there missjahn, honestly speaking i am not aware how spinach looks like. all i know when that cartoon "Popeye" was eating that food, he will just get a can and open it. hence the spinach was inside the can and preserved. what made me think to eat it was, an idea formulated in my mind that if you take and eat this vegetable, you will be stronger as what Popeye was experiencing. so this thought push me to eat this vegetable. since then, i have loved the taste and i even cooked it by means of blanch then i put some garlic on for the dressing. the taste was great and i even keep on doing that food again and again.
@missjahn (4577)
• Philippines
13 Mar 13
spinach - this is the spinach my mother used to plant in his garden. i should try to plant this vegetable more and should try to eat this more often.
i do not see this vegetable in a can or canned goods consisting this kind. our neighbor has plenty of this plant which i was curious about when i saw this. and i do not know my mother, why she became interested to plant this one. she was excited to tell me what kind of vegetable she planted. but i really doubt and refuse to believe. my sister loves this food very much and encourages us to have some because she said it is delicious. not really fond of eating this stuff, you know because it is new to my taste buds. but maybe, i should eat this more often. i want to attach the fresh plant picture planted in my mother's garden.
@missjahn (4577)
• Philippines
19 Mar 13
thanks deebomb. you can add a picture, yes. it is just so very simple. see the "add an image button" below. then locate the picture in its location then put some caption and tag it. then it is ready to upload. ah well, maybe you can ask someone to teach you to add a picture... thanks
@sishy7 (27367)
• Australia
13 Mar 13
I eat spinach all the time. I think even before I saw Popeye... It's quite a familiar vegetable to me all my life.
@missjahn (4577)
• Philippines
13 Mar 13
i just knew this kind of vegetable recently, not so long ago. that was why i am amazed because first time i saw this kind of vegetable from my entire life.
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@sishy7 (27367)
• Australia
16 Mar 13
That's why don't say "ewww" before you try; you might end up liking it... Just like when others say someone likes you then your response is "ewww, no way!"; they say chances are you'll end up with that person for the rest of your life... We can't avoid our own fate, if you know what I mean...
@missjahn (4577)
• Philippines
18 Mar 13
haha... i know what you mean. and the truth is that, i said no way for my boyfriend when he courted me. i really do not like him before. i do not know what happened at the end when he and i lasted for six years now and we were engage hehe.. i really cannot avoid him even i have other suitors before and even until now. i do not know why doraemon is eating an spinach. hehe
@marguicha (121725)
• Chile
27 Mar 13
I have cetainly eaten spinach. I like it very much and it is quite versatile. Lately though, I am eating more swiss chard or kale as it tastes the same and I can grow chard and kale in my own garden so it`s free. I eat it raw, in soups, creams, mixed with homemade gnocchi, you name it. It`s very nutricious and yummy.
@missjahn (4577)
• Philippines
27 Mar 13
wow huh! i like your appetite into this kind of food. i hope i am like you that would eat any recipe of this veggie. i am really interested to try some recipes out of it. yeah, i am hoping so! :)
@marguicha (121725)
• Chile
28 Mar 13
I love to cook and spinach and swiss chard are very versatile so I love to cook with them.
@deebomb (15319)
• United States
16 Mar 13
Hello miahn. I have eaten spinach most of my life. When it is cooked most of my family like to put butter and a little bit of vinegar on it. It goes very well in salad and can replace lettuces in sandwiches. I make a snack with spinach balls with eggs, bread crumbs, and Parmesan cheese Spinach is at the top of the vegetable list for nutrition.
@missjahn (4577)
• Philippines
27 Mar 13
ooh wow! i wish i know how to prepare such ingredient like that. one of these days, i will make a new recipe out of it that my family would surely enjoy eating it. they will be happy for sure. thanks goodness :)
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@deebomb (15319)
• United States
28 Mar 13
missjahn you can add spinach leaves to raw salads or cook some bacon then add the spinach and cook it just a little for wilted spinach. Here is a spinach ball recipe too. Just be sure to squeeze out as much liquid out as possible http://www.food.com/recipe/spinach-balls-325335
@Angel3yes (455)
• United States
13 Mar 13
I love spinach and that is exactly how my parents got me to eat it when I was younger, by referencing popeye. I always had it in canned form until last summer when I found a recipe for a strawberry spinach salad so I went to the local farmers market and got strawberries and spinach and it was delicious. My boyfriend loved it too!
@hotsummer (10523)
• Philippines
13 Mar 13
That's interesting. Maybe I'll buy strawberries with spinach. I have not tried spinach all my life also. I just wonder how it would taste like
@missjahn (4577)
• Philippines
14 Mar 13
wow, that strawberry spinach is a total strange to my hearing. i wonder how does it taste. but sad to say that we do not have canned spinach vegetable sold in the stores anywhere in our place and no strawberry at all. strawberry grows to cold places and that plant is not suitable to the climate we have in our place. thanks for joining :)
21 Apr 13
I like spinach, especially raw in salads. It is also good in Indian curries. Sag ghosh is lamb with spinach. Sag is the Hindi word for the kind of spinach we eat in the west. They have another kind of spinach which they call palak. This has a thicker leaf with a stronger flavor. In the west, meals containing palak are more expensive than those containing sag, as palak has to be imported. Spinach has a bad reputation because it is so easily overcooked, and then it goes mushy and is full of water, which tends to seep out onto your plate. You should either steam spinach or just wash the leaves and put it straight in the pan - don't add more water - the water that clings to the leaves is enough. Just cook it in a pan with a lid for a few minutes. It's good when added to a soup or casserole - but add it near the end of cooking.
@missjahn (4577)
• Philippines
21 Apr 13
thanks for the tips. i guess that palak is called alugbati in here.. much thicker. i do not like that leafy veggie too much. i prefer eating spinach so to call it. thanks for this again:)
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@marguicha (121725)
• Chile
20 Apr 13
Popeye ia a cartoon that began on 1929, a lot before you or even I came into this world. Taste buds change from culture to culture. And for me spinach is delicious in cresams, soups, puddings and raw in salads. It is a versalile veggie that can add a zest to many dishes. I suggest you start eating it mixed with other veggies you know and like.
@missjahn (4577)
• Philippines
20 Apr 13
yes, you are right marguicha. i added this vegetable when i am cooking vegetable dish at home. i also make salad out of it along with sweet potato tops. it is very nutritious and delicious. thanks ")
@ajithlal (14612)
• India
20 Apr 13
I eat spinach with rice and spinach is made into a curry known as thoran. Here we take various forms of spinach in different curries. I think spinach is good for health.
@missjahn (4577)
• Philippines
20 Apr 13
we also eat it along with rice as our viand. rice is the staple food for the filipinos with dishes along. it is very nice. i never regretted why i tried eating this food. but before i already eaten this on the pizza top, i just did not recognized that it was a spinach. taste good!
@dorannmwin (36665)
• United States
17 Apr 13
Spinach was a vegetable that my parents fed to my siblings and myself when I was a young child but most of the time when I ate spinach when I was growing up it was something that we usually ate stewed. However now that I'm grown, I also feed my family spinach on a regular basis. I have found that I not only like spinach the way that my parents fed it to us when I was a child, we will also have spinach in some pasta and Mexican dishes that I make and we also like to have fresh spinach in salads at our house.
@missjahn (4577)
• Philippines
20 Apr 13
wow! that sounds yummy. for now, i want to prepare dishes with spinach. i include it when i am cooking a beef steak. when i stew fishes, and when i frying vegetables. most of the time, i make a salad out of it and mixed it with sweet potato tops. very delicious! i planned to plant plenty of it so that we will have a plenty sources of it whenever we would like to cook something including it. i had the idea of cooking this because it is very delicious and nutritious. so thanks for joining here ;)
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@roshigo58 (4866)
• Pune, India
27 Mar 13
Hi, We eat spinach always. It tastes delicious. It is very nutritious vegetable. Popeye is giving us message that we should eat spinach and become as strong as him. It contains iron and it is useful in increasing our hemoglobin level. So always eat spinach and be healthy.
@missjahn (4577)
• Philippines
27 Mar 13
thanks for the information. oh yes, i teach myself and cooked this in our house so that my family would eat it and they will become healthy as possible. so that is why i want to try other recipes out of it to enjoy it more. so thanks :)
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@nyssa102 (748)
• United States
22 Mar 13
I love spinach! I eat it all the time. I like to put oil and garlic powder and salt in my spinach, it also adds to the health benefit. But I can understand if you do not like it, many do not. try to add oils and spices to it.
@missjahn (4577)
• Philippines
27 Mar 13
gee, i teach myself to like it and somehow for now it is already tolerable for me. so i guess, later soon - i will love eating it all the time. i am doing this because i know that spinach is good to our body for it is full of irons and minerals. so thanks for saying a thing in here or two. :)
@alottodo (3061)
• Australia
17 Mar 13
We always had spinach in our garden I like spinach omellets or spinach pancakes I had some today as I have them in my garden!
@missjahn (4577)
• Philippines
27 Mar 13
spinach pancakes? how to do it? is it good or taste nice? we have a plant like this too. my mom planted it. thanks for joining here
@JamesKYTan (1607)
• Malaysia
16 Mar 13
Spinach is Popeye's energy food. As spinach contains iron it helps those who have low blood pressure. We know that iron is needed to form haemoglobin which carries oxygen to our body cells. When iron content in our body is low we have low haemoglobin, thereby less oxygen is carried to our body cells. This resulted in low energy and we become weak and lethargic. This is why Popeye takes spinach to boost his oxygen content to his body cells, resulting in being energized. Cheers!
@missjahn (4577)
• Philippines
27 Mar 13
thanks for this information :) cheers as well
• India
15 Mar 13
i eat spinach with fun , i just love spinach but it seems you find it difficult to gulp it he he he . My mom make it delicious in taste when she makes it and i really enjoy spinach
@missjahn (4577)
• Philippines
27 Mar 13
so you mean to say that, you are chewing spinach but not inhaling its smell heheh... how come you found your mom's cooking delicious but hard for you to gulp it?! are you kidding me anyway, i just taught myself how to eat it deliciously since it is just new to my senses. i hope i will like it more because i know the importance of nutritious foods in our body ;) thanks for sharing this :0)
@anil02 (8272)
• India
14 Mar 13
Hello, it is surprising me that you don't know about spinach. Spinach is vegetable and it is good for health. Spinach all one which our blood. You can use it as vegetable or you can also use its for juice and soup. You must be ear spinach.
@missjahn (4577)
• Philippines
27 Mar 13
and it is surprising to me either that we have a spinach plant in the neighborhood and that my mom has already planting it in our garden. yee, when you make a juice out of it, how does it tastes or its smell? i hope it is just okay and tolerable to my taste and smell. yes, for soup tried it many times. thanks :)