Mini Baked Spinach Dip Bread Bowls

“I'm Popeye the Sailor Man. I'm Popeye the Sailor Man. /I'm strong to the finich, cause I eats me spinach. / I'm Popeye the Sailor Man.” Ok, ok. Popeye fans please calm down. We are not really going to talk about Popeye and his macho-look. The new recipe, Mini Baked Spinach Dip Bread Bowls, will make you hungry right now. Well, guess what the super ingredient is. You got it! But I think this will get you more interested because we are going to explore the source of Popeye’s super muscles and strength: spinach!

Spinach, in fact, is a flowering plant from central and southwestern Asia. The word “spinach” comes from the word ‘espinache’. The origin, however, is uncertain. This plant has originated in ancient Persia, the modern Iran. It is introduced to other countries like China and India as Persian vegetable. The earliest record of Spinach plant is in China via Nepal. It is then introduced to Europe in AD 827 in Sicily, Italy. By 13th century, Germany has known spinach in a seed form, then in England and France in the 14th century.

Spinach has benefits for skin, hair and health care. It also aids in weight loss. Its leaves are low in calories and have a quality dietary fiber that helps in indigestion, constipation and restrain overeating. Spinach is also high in flavonoids that can help prevent cancer. It slows down cell division in stomach and skin cancer cells. For your eyes, it has lutein. Lutein is an antioxidant that protects your eyes from diseases such as cataract and ARMD. It also protects our bones, boosts immunity and gastrointestinal health.

For the skin, spinach is a good source of vitamins E and K which is vital for the skin. It cures acne by using it as a face mask. You don't just place the leaves in your face, of course! You mix it with little water then apply. During the summer season, you can use spinach as natural sun block. For your hair, it could be a great agent for hair growth.

Wow! This is a lot of information for us. Want to enjoy these benefits for your health care? Start with Mini Baked Spinach Dip Bread Bowls!

Now it is time for you to enjoy! The link to the recipe is found on the "For the Love of Food" website below.

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