Celebrated on March 16th
The artichoke is an unbloomed flower, part of the sunflower family, from the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands. Artichokes are one of the oldest foods known to humans.One artichoke plant can produce up to 20 artichokes per year.
Avoid artichokes that have brown leaves or show signs of mold. Leaves that are separated show that the artichoke is too old and this means it will be tough and bitter. Choose from compact, tightly closed heads with green, clean looking leaves.