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Southern Specialties to begin shipments of Regal artichokes

Southern Specialties Inc., a grower, importer, processor and shipper of a variety of specialty products grown in Central America, South America, Mexico, Canada and the United States, announced that it would begin shipping its popular "Southern Selects" Regal artichokes the week of July 22.

SAM 2144Southern Specialties' 'Southern Selects' Regal artichokes. This represents the third season the company is marketing the medium-sized premium artichokes to retailers and foodservice distributors nationwide.

"Regal artichokes have been a real winner for us," Charlie Eagle, vice president of business development for the Pompano Beach, FL-based company, said in a press release. "The purple coloration is a sign of sweetness and also the inspiration for the Regal name. They have great flavor, require less preparation and offer shorter cook times than many artichokes."

Regal artichokes are shipped in crystal clear four-count bags that incorporate performance technology.

The high-graphic label has nutritional information and cooking instructions in both English and French for the domestic and Canadian markets. Regal artichokes are also available in ten-pound bulk cases that are ideal for foodservice customers and bulk retail displays.

Regal artichokes are harvested at the height of the Peruvian growing season and rushed to the company's distribution facility to assure optimum quality. Additional information and recipes can be found at