Spinach is an annual plant native to Earth, long cultivated for the sake of its succulent leaves. It is more nourishing than many other green vegetables and a valuable part of the diet.

Sisko's Creole banquet for the senior staff included a dish of creamed spinach.

Aboard Voyager, it was included on Paris' lavish lunch menu bought with two replicator rations he collected as his handling fee in the "Paris radiogenic sweepstakes."