Question: A popular variety of asparagus shares its name with which First Lady?
A popular variety of asparagus shares its name with which First Lady?
-Mary Todd Lincoln
Answer: This bright-green veggie is packed with good-for-you vitamins and minerals like vitamins A, C, E, K, and B6. The name asparagus comes from the Greek language and means “sprout” or “shoot.”
One of the most popular varieties of green asparagus is named after Martha Washington, the wife of George Washington. Yes, eating asparagus does make your pee smell. However, the majority of people cannot smell it. According to scientists, it takes a special gene to detect the smell, of which only 25 percent of the population have.
Martha Washington was the wife of George Washington, the first president of the United States of America. Although the title was not coined until after her death, Martha Washington is considered to be the first First Lady of the United States. Wikipedia
Born: 13 June 1731, Chestnut Grove
Died: 22 May 1802, Mount Vernon, Virginia, United States
Children: John Parke Custis, Frances Custis, Daniel Parke Custis, Jr., Martha Parke Custis
Grandchildren: George Washington Parke Custis, MORE
Spouse: George Washington (m. 1759–1799), Daniel Parke Custis (m. 1750–1757)
Siblings: Bartholomew Dandridge, Elizabeth Dandridge, MORE