Did you know that the Artichoke is the official vegetable of California? It’s no surprise when 99.9% of all Artichokes in the United States are grown in this state! These edible thistles of the sunflower family can be found year-round, with peaks in the spring and fall, coming in a wide variety of shapes and sizes.
Artichokes are a good source of vitamin C, are low calorie, loaded with fiber, and contain more antioxidants than any other vegetable! Clearly these native Mediterranean plants are an appetizing fit for a healthy lifestyle.