EN on Foods
September 2005 Issue
Mysteries of the Artichoke:
Fabulous Flavor, Surprising Nutrition
Legend has it that the Greek god Zeus fell for a beautiful goddess who eventually displeased him. He transformed her into the first artichoke. Fast forward to 1949, when Marilyn Monroe was crowned the first California Artichoke Queen. Beauties aside, artichokes boast an array of nutrients—vitamin C, fiber, magnesium and the B vitamin folate.
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