According to legend, the artichoke was created when the love thirsty
Greek god Zeus turned his object of affection into a thistle, after being rejected.
Despite this sad beginning, the ancients considered the artichoke full of health benefits,
using it as an aphrodisiac, a diuretic, a breath freshener, and even as a deodorant!
The artichoke is one of the oldest medicinal plants dating back to 4th century B.C.
In the 16th century, artichokes were documented as a treatment for liver problems and jaundice.
It was not until the 20th century that it became widely popular as a delicious food and a useful medicine.
Artichoke is a good source of folate, dietary fiber, and vitamins C and K,
they are also packed with antioxidants.
Eat the tender ends of the leaves after boiling or steaming -
though many think the best part to be the flavorful heart.
My favorite dip for artichoke is olive-mayo mixed with balsamic vinegar and tarragon.
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