Excellent source of iron and thiamin, and a good source of potassium, phosphorus, copper, fiber, vitamin C and niacin.
What to Look For:
Choose the smoothest artichokes with tight-fitting skins of uniform color and firmness. Avoid discoloration or mold.
Easy Storage and Preparation:
Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. They will keep for a few days.
Serve raw in salads by slicing and tossing immediately in acidic salad dressing. Once cut, the flesh will discolor quickly. To cook, slice the artichokes and stir-fry, sauté, braise, roast or steam. Be careful not to overcook them or they will become mushy.
NOTE: An excellent source contains more than 20 percent of the Daily Value for that nutrient. A good source contains between 10 and 19 percent of the Daily Value.
Source: Copyright © 2000 by Ellen Haas.
From the book "Great Adventures in Food" By Ellen Haas.
Used with permission of St. Martin's Press, LLC.