Kitchen Witch: Spinach

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(Spinacea oleracea)

Planet: Jupiter

Element: Earth

Energies: Money

Lore:

In the United States, spinach is remembered as the favorite food of a popular cartoon character, upon whom it magically bestowed great physical strength. This green, leafy vegetable seems to have been introduced from Persia (present-day Iran) to Europe in the fifteenth century; it was soon used on fasting days.

Magical uses:

Steam spinach and eat as a part of prosperity diets. Flavour with sesame seeds or nutmeg for added power.