Artichoke

Artichoke is a variety of a species of thistle cultivated as a food. The edible portion of the plant consists of the flower buds before the flowers come into bloom.

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Health Benefits


  • High in prebiotic fibers.

  • There are less than 25 calories in a whole artichoke.

  • Packed with antioxidants.

How To:

1

Pick

Look for tightly-packed leaves; splayed leaves are a sign your artichoke is less than fresh. A couple of brown spots, however, are fine.

2

Prepare

  1. Wash the artichoke.
  2. Remove the outer leaves.
  3. Trim the points off of the remaining leaves.
  4. Boil or steam the artichoke and enjoy.
3

Store

Sprinkle your artichokes with a few drops of water and store in a perforated plastic bag in the coldest part of the refrigerator for up to 1 week. If cooking them on the day you buy them, leave them at cool room temperature. Once opened, marinated artichoke hearts will keep, if refrigerated, for up to 2 weeks.

Better For You Tip


Artichokes are delicious when roasted and provide lots of fullness for little calories.