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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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Drain the artichokes and cut them into thin strips.
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2 Roast in the oven for 45 mins until tender and golden, then tip the artichokes and olives into the pan.
Add the garlic and cook for another minute, then add the artichokes and mushrooms and cook until they start to colour.
INGREDIENTS 200g Jerusalem artichokes, peeled and thinly sliced 1 small shallot, finely diced 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced 200ml champagne or prosecco 4 large Portobello mushrooms, stems removed 50ml vegetable oil 50g Parmesan cheese 50g flaked almonds butter, for frying METHOD: 1.
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