Did you know that that the scientific name of this delicious #vegetable, #Cynaracardunculus , possibly comes from the story of a very unfortunate woman?
According to the #myth, the artichoke was born after Zeus one day decided to visit his brother Poseidon. During his journey, he fell in love with the most beautiful woman in the world. Ashen hair with #purple shades and #green eyes, her name was Cynara. He brought her on Mount Olympus but #Cynara was sad. She felt alone and missed home, so she decided to travel back to #Earth. Zeus discovered that and punished her, turning her into a #plant, beautiful and strong like she was: the #artichoke.