Fun Vegetable Trivia: Artichokes

 
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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!

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

4 Fun Facts About Artichokes Fun Vegetable Trivia: Artichokes

References:

  1. https://jobs.mo.gov/trivia
  2. https://www.education.ne.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/F-V_Fact_Sheets_Recipes.pdf
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castroville_Artichoke_Festival#:~:text=Marilyn%20Monroe%20was%20crowned%20the,King%20on%20May%2021%2C%202006.
  4. https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/school-nutrition/pdf/fact-sheet-artichoke.pdf
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