Based on its significantly odd appearance, one may find artichoke interesting. What does artichoke taste like, how to prepare this vegetable, is it easy to grow are just a few questions usually asked around.
Artichoke, with a scientific name cynara cardunculus var. scolymus, is a perennial plant that produces an oddly shaped purple-blue flower, in which the bottom part is edible. The vegetable must be harvested before the flowering stage.
Artichoke is fascinating compared to other vegetables. It has six parts, which are the inner and outer petals, the center choke, the center, the stem and the thorns. The parts that should be consumed are the base of the petals, the heart and the center of the stem. This food consists of beneficial properties, including antioxidants, fiber, folic acid or folate and compounds good for the blood pressure, cholesterol, brain and liver.
Before we get into what does artichoke taste like, you should know that there are two types of this. There is the variety called “globe” that is almost round in shape and “violetta” that is long and tapered.