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


(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.


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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Slice the artichoke vertically as thinly as possible.
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When the butter begins to sizzle, add the artichoke slices, shallot and garlic and cook for five minutes on low until they start to brown.
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When Jerusalem artichoke inulin was added to fruit and vegetable drinks in a study published in a 2010 British Journal ofNutrition, levels of good bacteria were higher in people who consumed them than in those who did not, confirming the prebiotic effectiveness of inulin from Jerusalem artichokes.
Despite that, steaming -- and eating -- a whole artichoke is relatively easy.
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