Globe Artichoke

A thistle-like plant, the globe artichoke has been described as the aristocrat of the traditional kitchen garden, and it tends today to remain a vegetable that we eat on special occasions.

It is the centre of the globe artichoke, known as the ‘heart’ which is edible bit. The thistle like choke has to be removed to get to this delicious, fleshy bit, a process which is quite easy once cooked.

Great for the mineral potassium which helps with blood pressure, it is low in calories and plentiful in the super nutrient cynarin, which is believed to help reduce blood levels of cholesterol and the blood fats known as triglycerides.