Artichoke

Artichokes have a beautiful armour-like exterior and technically is a giant thistle flower bud. The easiest way to relish an artichoke is by steaming them in a pan and serving it with a side of melted butter

Texture
Artichokes have tall arching florets on the exterior and the edible portion of the bud is fleshy-creamy and soft.
Flavour
Artichokes taste like fresh green leafy vegetables (Brussel sprouts, celery asparagus) with a hint of tart lemony flavour
Selection
Fresh artichokes are vibrant green in colour, they are firm in texture and squeak when rubbed together.
Storage
To keep artichokes fresh for up to a week, sprinkle some water on them and store it deep freeze it in an airtight container.

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