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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