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ar·ti·choke

(ahr'ti-chōk)
A vegetable (Cynara scolymus) that has purported medicinal value in treating high cholesterol, snakebite, and sundry intestinal disorders.
[It. articiocco, fr. Ar. al-khurshuf]

artichoke

(art′ĭ-chōk″) [Italian articiocco]
The edible head of a thistle-like vegetable (Cynara scolymus), which is rich in dietary fiber, vitamins A and K, and trace minerals.

artichoke,

n Latin name:
Cynara scolymus; part used: leaves; uses: lowers cholesterol, treats nonulcer dyspepsia, provides hepatoprotection; precautions: patients with gallstones or other gallbladder conditions. Also called
globe artichoke.
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I was taught the standard method -- cut off and discard the stem, peel down the leaves one by one until each breaks off at the base, slice off the top of the artichoke, then trim down the bottom to the part that's light green.
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Artichokes help to lower bad cholesterol (LDL) and raise the good kind (HDL).
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The Jerusalem artichoke was introduced to Europe in the early 17th century and it does well in a wide range of soils, even poor, dry ones where potatoes do not thrive.
Add the artichokes and garlic and fry for about two minutes.