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Spinach’s popularity grew during Great Depression

Posted on May 29, 2020 at 6:33 am

Many unsubstantiated stories exist about why cartoonist E.C. Segar chose spinach to give superhuman powers to his comic strip character Popeye the Sailor during the Great Depression. “Quite likely, it was his attempt to prompt children to eat more of this nutrient powerhouse,” said University of Missouri Extension...
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