Can artichokes be eaten raw?
Although most artichoke recipes call for the vegetable to be steamed, sauteed or braised, artichokes can also be eaten raw.
Is artichoke good for losing weight?
Its caloric intake is very low, the artichoke has less than 1% fat, and this translates into about 22 calories per 100 grams. Therefore, the slimming effect of the artichoke is due to three factors: its low calorie level, its diuretic effect and its ability to digest fats and eliminate them.
What is the difference between green and purple artichokes?
Unlike our traditional green artichokes which are grown year-round, our purple artichokes are a seasonal variety only available for a limited time in spring. Besides their tender, meaty leaves, and rich purple appearance, these gorgeous artichokes are more than just a pop of color on the plate.
How do you make artichokes tender?
Place a steamer basket in the pot, add the artichoke, and bring to a boil. Cover and steam for 35-45 minutes, or until the artichoke stem is fork-tender and you can easily peel off the outer leaves.
How do you cut an artichoke?