Benefits of Artichoke
Cooking and Consuming Artichokes
Artichokes possess a sweet, nut like flavor. These artichokes are thorny and need to be cleared of all thorns before they can be cooked and served. To cook an artichoke, one must first wash the vegetables before cooking. Slice the stem end of the vegetable off and peel the outer layer of leaves closest to the stem. Remove the top from each vegetable. Use a sharp sturdy knife and trim about an inch from the pointed head of each artichoke. To remove the prickly tips from the outer set of leaves, use a pair of scissors to cut each leaf tip. Ensure you brush the edges of the leaves after removing the tips with lemon to prevent browning of the vegetable. Remove any thorns visible to you to prevent damage to the mouth or throat while consuming the vegetable.