November 26, 2009

artichoke plantArtichoke plants (Cynara cardunculus) are large herbs that originate from Ethiopia and are now widely being cultivated in southern regions of Europe and other continents. Artichoke was one of the most valuable and expensive foods in Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire. In the 17th century European explorers brought artichoke plant to the U.S., and since then it became quite a popular and loved food for many American families. The green huge buds of artichoke plant, which are used for cooking, are considered to be among the most nutrient-rich veggies on earth. Read the rest of this entry »