Availability: May to September

What to look out for

When buying artichokes, make sure to apply the weight test, in other words, the size of the artichoke must match its size, while being heavy and firm. You may need to compare the weight with other artichokes in the pile to make sure the one you are picking has a good weight.
Pay attention to the leaves of the bunch, nice and fresh artichokes must have smooth green and tightly packed leaves. Avoid artichokes that present several brown spots or dry, spongy, split or loosen leaves.


Artichokes can be simply stored by just sprinkling some water over the leaves and placing an airtight bag. The artichoke can last up to 5 days this way. However for best results we recommend using the artichoke as soon as it is bought.

Fridge: Not recommended the usage of a fridge for storing artichokes.

Freezer: Artichokes can be frozen. First you must blanch the artichokes in freezer bags for up to 6 months in the freezer.


Rich in Nutrients

Artichokes are one of the richest sources of antioxidants, and very low in fats and very rich in vitamins, and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, magnesium, and phosphorus.

May Regulate Cholesterol

Artichokes leaf extract may support the regulation of cholesterols levels by reducing the “bad” LDL Cholesterol while increasing the “good” HDL Cholesterol.

Blood Pressure Regulation

Studies highlighted that artichoke extract can help reduce blood pressure in people with already elevated levels of blood pressure. It could be partially attributed by the high levels of potassium contained in artichokes.

Liver Health Improvements

There are indications that frequent digestion of artichokes may support the protection of the liver from damage and symptoms caused by non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Anticancer Effects

Certain animal-studies suggested that particular antioxidants in artichokes may have anticancer effects such as Rutin, Quercetin, and Gallic Acid. No human studies have been conducted so far, thus more studies are also required into this benefit.

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