Artichokes are vegetables that grow in two different varieties; the Globe Artichoke and the Jerusalem artichoke.
- Artichokes are high in antioxidants which allow your immune system to function properly.
- Artichokes are high in fiber! This aids in healthy digestion.
- Artichokes are a low-fat food. This will aid in healthy cholesterol levels which decreases risk of heart disease.
How to Store
- It is best to store artichokes in the refrigerator. This will keep the vegetable fresh for longer.
- After artichokes are cooked, you may freeze them for six to 8 months
How to Prepare
- Rinse artichoke before preparing.
- Remove the stem, trim sharp tips, and remove core.
- Artichokes may be eaten raw but this is not the most common preparation technique used.
- Artichokes are flower buds that have not bloomed.
- Spain, France, and Italy have the most abundant artichoke crops in the world.