Spinach is considered to be a vegetable and many people believe that it is of Persian descent. Introduced to Europe in the early 15th century, this vegetable quickly became popular with many people across the continent. It is indeed a very versatile vegetable and very easy to prepare. This particular vegetable can be purchased canned, frozen, or fresh.
Another good thing about spinach is that it can be used for a number of different dishes so in the culinary world it is very versatile. It can be served raw in salads or also served with meat and more commonly fish.