Thursday, June 14, 2007

DID YOU KNOW?


Nearly one hundred percent of all artichokes grown commercially in the United States are grown in California.

In the 16th century, eating an artichoke was reserved only for men. Women were denied the pleasure because the artichoke was considered an aphrodisiac and was thought to enhance sexual power.

Artichokes are one of the oldest foods know to humans.

Marilyn Monroe was the first official California Artichoke Queen in 1949.