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Where are artichokes originally from?
Last Updated: 11th April, 2020
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Besides, are artichokes native to California?
The artichoke is a perennial in the thistle group of the sunflower family and is believed to be a native of the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands. One hundred percent of all artichokes grown commercially in the United States are grown in California.
Beside above, what country eats the most artichokes? Italy
Correspondingly, who was the first person to eat an artichoke?
Catherine de Medici is said to have brought artichokes to France in the 16th century when she arrived from Florence at the age of fourteen to marry the future Henry II. She apparently ate a lot of them too, which—given the artichoke's over-sexed reputation—scandalized the more straight-laced of the court.
What family is the artichoke in?