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Artichokes

Other names: carciofi (italian), globe artichoke
Spanish name: alcachofa

Artichoke is the common name for a plant of the composite flower family. The artichoke grows wild in the south of Europe and is cultivated in the United States, primarily in California. The leaves proceed from the base of the stem and are long and somewhat spiny. The stem is up to 1 m (3 ft) high, branched, with large heads of violet-colored (sometimes white), thistle-like flowers at the summits of the branches. The thickened receptacle (heart) and fleshy bases of the scales (leaves) of the immature flower are the portions eaten.
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Substitute for artichokes

frozen artichoke hearts, or canned or jarred artichoke hearts

Equivalents

1 small   =   2 to 3 oz.
1 large = 15 to 20 oz., 1 first course serving

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Nutrition Facts
(USDA#11702)
Serving Size
1 artichoke, medium (120 grams)
Calories
64
Total Fat
0g
  Saturated Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
72mg
Potassium
343mg
Total Carbohydrates
14g
  Dietary Fiber
10g
  Sugars
1g
Protein
3g
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