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Purple Artichokes

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Quantity/Pack: 4 Pounds
Seasonality: Jan - Mar, Jun - Jul
Origin: Mexico, USA

The purple variety of this popular vegetable does not lose its vibrant color when cooked and is prized for having a slightly more pronounced nutty flavor than its green globe cousin. The dark purple adds an unexpected splash of color when served. Artichokes can be a meal in itself, prepared simply--just steamed, the leaves plucked then dipped in garlic-butter.

Artichokes are an edible member of the thistle family and actually the immature bud of what would be a large sunflower-like blossom if not picked for consumption. The meaty base of the globe is called the heart and is considered a culinary delicacy.

Slice chilled hearts in salads or batter-fry in oil for a delicious appetizer.

Choose globes that appear fresh with firm leaves that have no shrivel. Refrigerate at all times. Artichokes can be stored for up to 10 days in a plastic bag in home crisper.

This item is perishable and must ship at least 2nd day.

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