Many of us remember the tough-talking, pipe-smoking, cartoon sailor Popeye, who was never far from his miraculous favorite food: spinach! Popeye would chow down on a can of spinach for instantly enhanced muscles and super-strength to fight a variety of villains.
Viewers of the cartoon may have been disappointed to find that eating a plate of the leafy greens didn't instantly cause their muscles to triple in size. However, this leafy green still has a few tricks up its sleeve. Read on for six surprising facts about Popeye's favorite meal: