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Melissa's 5 Minute Artichoke

5 Minute Artichokes

Los Angeles, California (2018) – A ready-to-cook single serving vegetable that goes from the refrigerator to the table in just five minutes! Just pop the package into the microwave... set it on high, cook, allow to cool slightly, then carefully remove wrapper and enjoy. No long steaming or boiling necessary. Perfect for the discerning consumer with a busy lifestyle!

Artichokes are an edible member of the thistle family and actually the immature bud of what would be a large sunflower-like bright purple blossom if not picked for consumption. The leaves have a slightly sweet, nutty flavor, while the heart of the artichoke is prized for its creamy-firm, meaty texture and delicate flavor. With origins in the Mediterranean regions of Italy and North Africa, the crop was introduced to the central coast of California in the 1920s, where the crop still flourishes exclusively and, in fact, supplies 100% of the unusual looking vegetable to the U.S. marketplace.

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