Product: Artichoke, leaves
Latin Name: Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus
Plant Family: Asteraceae
Other Names: Globe Artichoke, Green Artichoke, French Artichoke, Alcachofra, Alcachofera, Artichaut, Tyosen-azami & Heartichoke.
Description: This native of the Mediterranean have similar characteristics to the thistle, it is a tall plant with a growing habit of 1 – 1.5 metres in height with a width of up to 1 metre. The leaves are arching, deeply lobed, silvery, glaucous-green leaves between 50–82 cm long.
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SUGGESTED USEThe flower head can be cooked and eaten as a delicacy. The flower contains a sweetener that enhances flavour perception. The leaves contain bitter principles that are used in the preparation of aperitif liqueurs such as Cynar, a popular Italian bitter liqueur.
Shelf LifeShelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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