Artichokes are one of the most underutilized, yet tasty and nutritious vegetables. Native to the western and central Mediterranean, the artichoke is an unbloomed flower that can reach up to 6.6 feet high and spread nine feet in diameter.
Artichokes are rich in minerals, contain an unusual amount of antioxidants and are a good source of fiber, vitamin C, folate and magnesium.
There are many ways to prepare them into simple plant-based dishes. Watch this video to learn how to simply steam your artichokes and enjoy with a vinaigrette, or stuff the leaves with seasoned breadcrumbs for a delicious appetizer.
– Sebastien Saitta, Blue Zones Project