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ARTICHOKE

Artichaut blanc Artichaut violet Artichaut hybride
Artichoke

our range of artichokes

Benefits

The artichoke is the prototype of a healthy vegetable, recommended by medical specialists for its considerable quantity of Fibre, it is rich in Iron and Vitamin B, and is a diuretic food, very appropriate for the control of diabetes, constipation and the prevention of cancer.

Recipes

It can be consumed raw, using the tender part of the heart, dressed in salad, boiled, fried, grilled, roasted or fried in batter.

General information

This vegetable belongs to the Asteraceae (Compositae) family characterised because its flowers are formed by the fusion of hundreds of diminutive flowers. The stem develops from the central part of the plant and finally produces a head that forms the edible part of the plant. There are many species but very few are cultivated. They are mainly differentiated by their shape, size and colour, the most widely cultivated being the White, rounded in form, small in size and with the central leaves compact and green in colour; and the Purple, of good size and mauve in colour.
It is typical of winter and its harvest usually begins towards the month of October and continues until spring. Harvesting is manual, selecting the fruit according to maturity and picking at weekly intervals. It is cultivated in countries with a warm climate, without frosts, in nutrient-rich soil with a good moisture level.

  • White

    artichaut blanc

    Its oval leaves are very compact and green. It is an early variety that can be produced during the fall and winter. It is very juicy, crunchy and has a slightly bitter taste.


    calendrier varietal

  • Calico

    Artichaut calico

    Its shape is completely rounded, of large size, with very compact and closed green leaves.


    calendrier varietal

  • Thema

    artichaut thema

    Its oval leaves are purplish and very compact. It has a soft texture and intense flavor, which makes it very attractive to cook.


    calendrier varietal

Some figures

Contributions

A medium sized artichoke represents between 12 and 19 % of the recommended daily fiber intake for men and women age 19 to 50 years. A diet rich in diverse fiber is associated with a lower risk of colon cancer and may help control appetite and faster bringing a sense of satiety.

Insoluble fibers

Insoluble fiber prevents constipation.

Soluble fibers

Soluble fibers allow for their part to contribute to cardiovascular disease prevention and control of type 2 diabetes.