It is really low maintenance and tasty. One bud has enough seeds to plant a field. The only turn down is the year wait for production to start.

Ours got eaten inside out by an unknown bug so I had to throw them away. Will plant more this weekend.

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artichoke recipes

Artichoke is one of the popular flower bud of Mediterranean origin in the winter.

The ancients considered the artichoke full of health benefits, using it as an aphrodisiac, a diuretic, a breath freshener, and even a deodorant.

Artichokes can be found throughout Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas, but they are less frequently encountered in Asian nations.

The edible part of the artichokes is buds that form within the flower head, before it fully blooms. One of the most sought after parts of the thistle is the “heart and it is often considered a delicacy, and is typically more expensive.

Artichokes are low in saturated fat and cholesterol, but are a rich source of fiber, vitamin C, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin B6, B12, A, E, D and vitamin K. Artichokes also provide calcium, iron, zinc, sodium, potassium, manganese, phosphorus and zinc.

In the store, choose fresh artichokes that feel…

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