I’ll have to admit. One of my LEAST favorite vegetables. Maybe its because of the texture, maybe its the very astringent smell after you eat it. I’m not sure what it is, but its one on my list, along with Arugula that I rarely eat! I have a major distaste for it.

However, in an effort to fully round out my veggie consumption palette, I’m trying with it. I’m trying to find the best way to cook it that tastes good to me. The right texture though is EVERYTHING!

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Artichokes have a long history of healing, in fact it goes back centuries in Europe! As a traditional medicine, artichoke has been used primarily for enhancing liver function but is also known to improve digestion, and help lower high LDL cholesterol levels. Considered as one of the oldest medicinal plants it was used as a remedy by Ancient Greeks and Romans primarily as a digestive aid.

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