National Artichoke Heart Day in USA
National Artichoke Heart Day in USA is held on March 16. This event in the second decade of the month March is annual. Help us
The artichoke is an unbloomed flower, part of the sunflower family, from the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands and are one of the oldest foods known to humans. The artichoke is mentioned as a garden plant in the 8th century BC by Homer and Hesiod.
Today, cultivation of artichokes is concentrated in the countries bordering the Mediterranean basin. The main European producers are Italy, Spain, and France and the main American producers are Argentina, Peru and the United States. A full 99 percent of the US commercial crop is grown in California today.
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