Nutritional Value of Spinach &
Popeye Cartoon Characters

This afternoon, I was trying to convince my 3 year old son about the nutritional value of spinach. He looked at me as if I was from another planet. When he ate all on his plate, except the spinach I realized I needed a different approach.

That's when I remembered the Popeye Cartoon Characters. Good old Popeye the Sailor Man. I showed my son some YouTube videos and it was enough to let him eat at least some of his spinach.

Below you will find:

  • You Tube Video of Good Old Popeye
  • Overview of the Nutritional Benefits of Spinach
  • More Popeye Videos
  • Popeye Song Lyrics
  • Related Articles

I'm strong to the finish, 'cause I eat me spinach

Popeye, the biggest promotor of spinach ever, deserves some more attention. So in honor of the good old Popeye, here are some Popeye videos that you or your kids may enjoy. I'll also add info about the nutritional benefits of spinach. And - in case you'd like to sing along - the lyrics of the Popeye song.


Nutritional Value of Spinach

Spinach has a high nutritional value. Below is an overview of the % RDA for an adult per 100 gram spinach (raw).

  • Vitamin A - 52%
  • Folate (Vit B9) - 49%
  • Vit C - 47%
  • Vit E - 13%
  • Vitamin K - 460%
  • Calcium - 10%
  • Iron - 22%

You will get maximum benefit from these nutrients when you juice or blend raw spinach. This way the juicer or blender will break the tough cell wall of the vegetable and it will be much easier for your body to absorb the nutrients.


More Popeye Videos


Popeye Lyrics

Just in case you feel that Popeye's enthusiasm for spinach is so contagious that you would like to sing along, here's the spinach song.

I'm Popeye the sailor man
I'm Popeye the sailor man
I'm strong to the finish
Cause I eats me spinach
I'm Popeye the sailor man.



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