Do you know anything about Artichokes?

Do you know anything about Artichokes?

As a child, my grandmother still advised us to regularly use artichokes, such as to eat artichokes soup or tea. Why?

Because she thinks it is a very healthy food, the minerals and vitamins in artichokes will help purify our bodies healthier.

Then buckle up for this new series as I dive into a plethora of produce facts and share them with you. 

Today Ancata.com will introduce to you the benefits of Artichokes. Here we go:

 

 Do you know anything about Artichokes?

(Do you know anything about Artichokes?)


10 Fun Facts About Artichokes

 

  1. Technically, an artichoke is a flower bud {a perennial thistle} that hasn’t bloomed. Talk about a tasty flower!

 

  1. If allowed to flower, blossoms measure up to seven inches in diameter and are a violet-blue color.

 

  1. Artichoke leaves can be ground up and made into tea. This is very popular in Vietnam.

 

  1. Until the 16th century, women were prohibited from eating artichokes in many countries because they were still considered to have aphrodisiac properties. This one made me giggle!

 

  1. The Dutch brought the artichoke to Britain in the 16th century, then Spanish and French settlers brought the artichoke to America in the 19th century.

 Do you know anything about Artichokes?(10 Fun Facts About Artichokes)

 

  1. California produces 100% of the United States artichoke crop, with Castroville, California calling itself the “Artichoke Center of the World.” {WOW!}

 

  1. Marilyn Monroe was named Castroville, California’s first Artichoke Queen in 1947.

 

  1. Italy is the world’s biggest artichoke producer. Other Mediterranean countries like Egypt, Spain, and France are also top producers.

 

  1. If you want some artichoke leaf extract {good for making tea!} in Europe, you must have a prescription from your doctor. In America they’re widely available.

 

  1. Artichokes aid digestion, are great for the liver and gallbladder, and have been found to improve cholesterol levels, so eat up!

 Do you know anything about Artichokes?(1 cup of artichoke tea daily, will bring you abundant health)

Had you heard any of those fun facts before? Do you have any of your own to add? Is there a particular produce item you want to know more about? I take requests!

And if you are living abroad, but you like Vietnam's artichoke tea products. You can refer to our artichoke tea products here