Santa Barbara
72° F
Scattered Clouds
Scattered Clouds
Santa Maria
74° F
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
San Luis Obispo
70° F
Scattered Clouds
Scattered Clouds
71° F

Artichoke named official state vegetable

By John Palminteri, KEYT - KCOY - KKFX Senior Reporter,
Published On: May 20 2013 02:56:06 PM CDT
Updated On: May 20 2013 10:04:53 PM CDT

(Photo location: Tri-County Produce)


The artichoke is now the official vegetable of California.

The state recently gave the stout green vegetable the special distinction.

In the Northern California city of Castroville,  5000 acres of artichokes are grown annually.

Overall 99 percent of all the artichokes in the U.S. are grown in California.

Nutritionists say artichokes are high in fiber and antioxidants. 

They are also good for digestion and some say they are helpful if you have a hangover.

This time of year, artichokes are at their peak.


The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms Of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. 
blog comments powered by Disqus