#thursdaythrive Artichokes

 

#thursdaythrive   Artichokes!

  • Until the 16th century, women were prohibited from eating them in many countries because they were still considered to have aphrodisiac properties.
  • The top artichoke producers today are Spain, France, and Italy.
  • . California produces 100% of the United States artichoke crop, with Castroville, California calling itself the “Artichoke Center of the World.”
  • In 1947 Marilyn Monroe, then still going by her given name Norma Jean, was crowned Castroville’s first Artichoke Queen.
  • One artichoke plant can produce more than 20 artichokes per year.