Artichokes

Artichokes are an edible flower bud that originated in the Mediterranean and were commonly stuffed with bread crumbs, garlic, oregano, parsley, grated cheese, prosciutto or sausage before cooking.

Prep & Use

Trim away the stem and about 3/4" off the top of the artichoke, as well as the thickest, outmost layer of leaves. Using kitchen scissors, cut the thorned tips off of all the remaining leaves. Artichokes can then be steamed, boiled, grilled or baked until the outer leaves can easily be pulled off. To consume, remove outer leaves one at a time, dip white fleshy end in desired sauce and rake through teeth to remove the soft, meaty portion of the leaf.

Popular artichoke dipping sauces include hollandaise, vinegar, butter, mayonnaise, aioli and lemon juice.

Care & Handling

Choose fresh, dark green artichokes that are not cut or bruised. They should feel heavy for their size and squeak somewhat when they are squeezed. Store artichokes in a plastic bag inside the refrigerator. Always wash fresh produce before consuming.

Nutritional Highlights

  • Great source of vitamin B6, C & K, folic acid, antioxidants, copper, iron, potassium and phosphorus
  • High in fiber
  • Low calorie

Product Specifications

Artichoke

Shipping from

Yuma, AZ

December - early April

Salinas, CA

early April - November


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