The list of fruits and vegetables in our trivia series is getting longer! Have you seen all these fabulous installments? Each one has a handout!
- Butternut Squash
Today we're going to continue the series with some intriguing information about artichokes!
Fun Fact #1: Artichokes are related to thistles! They're also members of the sunflower family.
Fun Fact #2: "Artichokes are vegetables, which grow as flower buds on plants" (source).
Fun Fact #3: A city in California called Castroville has dubbed itself the “Artichoke Capital of the World.” Marilyn Monroe was crowned "The Artichoke Queen" there in the late 1940s.
Fun Fact #4: An artichoke plant can grow up to six feet wide and four feet tall.
Handout: Check out this colorful handout we made to help you share the artichoke fun: 4 Fun Facts About Artichokes
Stephanie Ronco has been editing for Food and Health Communications since 2011. She graduated from Colorado College magna cum laude with distinction in Comparative Literature. She was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 2008.