Artichoke Leaves Cut FAQ

What are Artichoke Leaves Cut?

Our Artichoke Leaves Cut are the dried leaves of Cynara scolymus.

Where do our Artichoke Leaves Cut come from?

Our Artichoke Leaves Cut are a product of Hungary.

What’s the history of Artichokes?

Historians believe the¬†Artichoke¬†originated in the Mediterranean coun- tries, possible Sicily or Tunisia, where they were first developed into an edible vegetable. In 77 AD the Roman naturalist Pliny called the choke one of earth’s monstrosities, but many continued to eat them.

What do Artichokes look like?

Artichokes are flowers with thick green petals on the outside and thin pale yellow petals on the inside. At the centre of the artichoke is a fuzzy mass of fine hair-like material, underneath the artichoke is the heart and from the heart is the stem. Artichokes are usually green in colour with hints of purple.

How would you describe the flavour and odour of Artichokes?

Our Artichoke Leaves have a faint odour and a bitter taste.

What are alternative names for Artichoke?

Globe Artichoke, Green Artichoke, French Artichoke, Alcachofra, Alcachofera, Artichaut, Tyosen-azami and Heartichoke.

What is the shelf life of our Artichoke Leaves?

Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.

What is the suggested use for our Artichoke Leaves Cut?

The 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.

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