Organic Artichoke (Globe)

Artichoke (Globe)

Globe Artichokes have always been considered a delicacy. They have been grown in Southern Europe for many centuries.  The part that is eaten is the immature flower bud before the flower appears and it consists of overlapping green/purple scales.  The fleshy base of the leaf is the edible part and  they are eaten alone or with the addition of a dip. The plant looks like an overgrown Scotch thistle.
They are available from September through to January.
Globe Artichokes are a good source of folate and some B-group vitamins.