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Artichoke - 2pc

Original price HK$96.00 - Original price HK$96.00
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HK$96.00 - HK$96.00
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Fresh Artichokes: Delightful, Nutritious, and Easy to Prepare!
Discover the exquisite taste and numerous health benefits of fresh artichokes.
Packed with fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins, they promote digestion and support heart health.
Our carefully selected artichokes are hand-picked at the peak of freshness, ensuring exceptional flavor and tenderness.
With our step-by-step cooking guide, you'll effortlessly prepare these culinary gems. Whether steamed, grilled, or added to salads, their unique flavor and buttery texture will tantalize your taste buds.
Experience the joy of cooking with fresh artichokes today!

How to cook artichokes?

Cooking artichokes can be a delightful culinary adventure. Here's a simple guide to help you prepare them:

  1. Start by rinsing the artichokes under cold water to remove any dirt or debris.
  2. Trim the stem of each artichoke, leaving about an inch attached. You can also trim about half an inch off the top of the artichoke to remove the thorny tips.
  3. If desired, use kitchen shears to snip off the pointed ends of the outer leaves.
  4. Fill a large pot with water and bring it to a boil. Add a squeeze of lemon juice and a pinch of salt to the water for added flavor.
  5. Gently place the artichokes in the boiling water, making sure they are fully submerged. Reduce the heat to a simmer.
  6. Depending on the size of the artichokes, they will typically take about 25-45 minutes to cook. To check if they are done, insert a knife or fork into the base of an artichoke. It should go in smoothly with little resistance.
  7. Once cooked, carefully remove the artichokes from the pot and let them cool slightly.
  8. To eat, peel off one leaf at a time and scrape the tender flesh at the base of each leaf with your teeth. Discard the tougher outer leaves.
  9. Once you reach the center, you'll find the heart. Remove any remaining leaves and use a spoon to scoop out the fuzzy choke covering the heart.
  10. The heart is the most prized part of the artichoke. It can be sliced, chopped, or enjoyed whole.

Artichokes can be served warm or chilled, with a variety of dips or sauces like melted butter, aioli, or vinaigrette. Experiment with different cooking methods and flavors to find your favorite way to enjoy this versatile vegetable.

Are Artichokes low-FODMAP?
Artichokes contain a type of carbohydrate known as fructans, which are classified as high-FODMAP (fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols). FODMAPs are a group of carbohydrates that can trigger digestive symptoms in individuals with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or other gastrointestinal sensitivities.

However, it's worth noting that the FODMAP content can vary depending on the part of the artichoke and the cooking method used. The edible portion of the artichoke, which is the heart and the inner leaves, contains lower levels of FODMAPs compared to the outer leaves and stem. Cooking methods such as boiling or steaming can also help reduce the FODMAP content.

For individuals following a low-FODMAP diet, it is generally recommended to consume small portions of artichokes, focusing on the edible parts, and monitoring their tolerance to determine individual triggers.

It is advisable to consult with a registered dietitian or healthcare professional who specializes in the low-FODMAP diet for personalized guidance and recommendations based on your specific dietary needs and health condition.

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