The iron, the spinach, and Popeye the Sailor


It turns out that Popeye the Sailor was designed to gain his strength from spinach because 150 years ago the German chemist Eric von Wolf miscalculated the actual amount of iron in a spinach serving! His miscalculation led to the belief that spinach provided 35mg of iron per serving, an amount unequaled by any other … Continue reading The iron, the spinach, and Popeye the Sailor

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