U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for October 23

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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Profile AmericaWednesday, October 23rd. This is Spinach Lovers Month — perhaps the only vegetable made famous by a comic strip. The spinach-eating sailor Popeye first appeared in January 1929 — and soon spinach was the third favorite children's food — after turkey and ice cream. Several towns proclaim they are the "spinach capital of the world"; among them is Crystal City, Texas, which has a statue of Popeye in front of its city hall and an annual spinach festival. Spinach is now a common ingredient in salads and has a new boost to its image and market share with the news that its lutein content can help prevent macular degeneration. Each year, the spinach crop in the U.S. is worth $204 million. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov

http://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/12statab/agricult.pdf, t. 862

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau


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