Get Fresh with Artichokes!

We've got the history, anatomy and, of course, culinary facts behind this flower of the artichoke plant. School is now in session!

Artichokes Size Up
Artichokes Size Up

Large Artichokes (left) usually have tougher leaves with meaty bases and are best when stuffed or baked. Bonus: They have the biggest hearts!

Baby Artichokes (middle) The beauty of these lil' guys? There's no choke! Just trim the tops and stems, pluck any tough outer leaves, and they're good to go!

Medium Artichokes (right) have small, tender hearts and are ideal for steaming or boiling.

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