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					                                        Spinach
Pie

                        Sean
Beckwith,
Mike
Clark,
Amy
Clement,
Evan
Starr



How
to
make
your
own
delicious
spinach
pie:

         Ingredients:

         1
TB
vegetable
oil

         1
chopped
onion

         10
oz
spinach,
chopped

         5
eggs,
beaten

         3
cups
shredded
Muenster
cheese
(or
Swiss)

         salt
and
pepper
to
taste



         1.
Sautee
spinach
and
onion
in
oil

         2.
Combine
all
ingredients
in
greased
9"
pie
pan

         3.
Bake
30
min





Origins
and
history
of
spinach:

Spinach
is
native
to
central
and
southwestern
Asia.

It
is
thought
to
have
originated
in
ancient

Persia,
and
was
carried
by
Arab
traders
to
India
and
China
around
647
AD;
the
earliest
record
of

spinach
is
Chinese.

Sicily
hosted
spinach’s
debut
to
Europe
in
827
AD,
and
it
first
appeared
in

England
and
France
in
the
14th
century.

Recently
in
the
United
States,
spinach
caused
concern

with
a
2006
E.
coli
outbreak
and
a
2007
salmonella
outbreak.

Spinach
has
played
an
important

role
in
popular
culture
as
the
source
of
physical
strength
for
Popeye
the
Sailor
Man.







Description
of
plant
parts:

The
leaves
of
spinach
plants
are
used
in
this
recipe.

Spinach,
Spinacia
oleracea,
is
in
the
family

Amaranthaceae,
which
also
contains
beets
and
quinoa.

Spinach
is
an
annual
dicot
with

alternate,
simple
leaves.

The
leaves’
ground
tissue
is
composed
primarily
of
photosynthetic

parenchyma
cells.

Vascular
tissue
is
in
the
branching
veins
characteristic
of
dicots.





Nutritional
highlights
of
spinach:

Spinach
has
high
nutritional
value
and
is
very
rich
in
antioxidants.

It
is
a
good
source
of
vitamin

A,
C,
E,
K,
magnesium,
calcium,
potassium
protein,
zinc,
folic
acid
and
iron,
among
others.

The

BBC
reported
that
the
Popeye’s
affinity
for
spinach
is
partially
attributed
to
the
high
iron

content
being
mistakenly
reported
10
times
the
actual
value.


				
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