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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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600g sea trout 2 globe artichokes, trimmed and cooked 1 lemon 2 courgettes, sliced 1 orange, peeled and segmented Mixed salad leaves Good handful watercress Handful sea vegetables (sea spinach, sea broccoli) or ordinary spinach 8 sundried tomatoes Olive oil for cooking For the dressing: 150ml olive oil 50ml sherry vinegar Salt and pepper First, prepare the artichokes.
To begin with, a starter of 'poached duck egg on buttered spinach in a globe artichoke glazed with hollandaise, tuna beignets' simply had the tuna removed.
NEW evidence suggests that an extract from the globe artichoke, Cynara, may relieve irritable bowel syndrome - a condition that affects nearly a quarter of the population.
I started with the steamed whole globe artichoke which was a little over- steamed but covered in a delicious, spicy ginger and balsamic dressing that made the heart all the more enjoyable.
Once established, unless there's a drought, root vegetables such as beetroot and carrot should not be watered, along with perennial crops such as asparagus and globe artichoke.
Cynara Artichoke is made from an extract of dried globe artichoke leaves which contain cynarin, a natural substance found only in the plant.
Vegetables Tomatoes, globe artichoke, beetroot (new season), broad beans, French beans, runner beans, broccoli, capsicums and chillies, Chinese cabbage, cucumber, Florence fennel, garlic (mid-summer onwards), peas, radishes, rocket, sorrel, spinach, spring onions.
Cynara is made from dried extract of globe artichoke leaves which contain cynarin, a natural substance found only in the plant.
Once established ( unless there's a drought ( root vegetables such as beetroot and carrot should not be watered, along with perennial crops such as asparagus and globe artichoke.
Cynara Artichoke is a lurid green capsule containing the ground, dried leaves of the globe artichoke.