National Artichoke Hearts Day
Every March 16th, a holiday rolls around that many people are going to want to celebrate. This holiday is dedicated to some very nutritious and delicious plants that can be added to any dish or meal.
Of course, we’re talking about artichokes, and the holiday we’re referring to is known as National Artichoke Hearts Day. On this holiday, people are encouraged to make some artichoke hearts in any way that they see fit. After all, they can be cooked in several different ways including roasting, grilling, and even in a pressure cooker.
Amazing Facts About Artichokes
We’ve discovered some interesting facts about artichokes that we would like to share with everyone right here and right now. We think the following artichoke facts are the perfect accompaniment to any meal celebrated on this holiday.
- Technically speaking, artichokes are flower buds that haven’t blossomed yet.
- In many countries prior to the 16th century, women were prohibited from eating artichokes because of their perceived aphrodisiac properties.
- France, Italy, and Spain are the top produces of artichokes in the world.
- In the U.S., the state of California produces all of the U.S crop.
- If artichokes are cooked in aluminum pots, they can turn them gray.
- Artichokes were brought to Britain by the Dutch during the 15th century.
- Spanish and French settlers brought artichokes to North America during the 19th century.
- Artichokes are great for the gallbladder and the liver. They also aid in digestion.
Observing National Artichoke Hearts Day
Since artichokes go well with a variety of different food components, it shouldn’t be too difficult to observe this holiday by anyone who wants to observe it.
Artichokes go well with butter, most cheeses, garlic, onions, sundried tomatoes, potatoes, olive oil, and shallots. While you’re observing this holiday, be sure to use the hashtag #NationalArtichokeHeartsDay to let everyone know how you’re serving artichoke hearts on this day.