Artichoke

Artichokes are not only delicious, but they are a nutritional powerhouse. Containing fiber, vitamin C, magnesium and potassium, artichokes also provide a wow factor to any meal because of their taste and appearance. Whether steamed, boiled, grilled or microwaved, enjoy the buttery flavor of an artichoke when it is tender. Very common in dips and sauces, artichokes are often teamed with spinach to create the perfect union. What's more, Artichokes contain an impressive array of phytonutrients that have antioxidant properties and promote human health. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently ranked artichokes seventh in total antioxidant capacity per serving out of more than 1000 common foods.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 1 artichoke, 56g
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 25
  • Calories from fat: 0
  • Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 70mg
  • Total Carbs: 6g
    • Fiber: 3g
    • Sugars: g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Vitamin A: 2%
  • Vitamin C: 10%
  • Calcium: 2%
  • Iron: 2%

Availability

Handling & Storage

Varieties

Year round

Also Known As

  • Carciofi
  • Chokes

Artichokes should be stored at 32 to 36 F, 90 to 98% humidity and used fairly quickly after purchase. Only trim the stems of the artichoke when you are ready to use them as trimming them early can cause the bottom to blacken. Artichoke hearts can be blanched and frozen, but whole artichokes do not freeze well.

  • Big Heart
  • Desert Globe
  • Green Globe
  • Imperial Star

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