Short Stories: Habits of the Artichoke by Fernando Sorrentino

Fresh vegetables last up to a week, but it is better to consume them as quickly as possible. The high amount of protein in artichokes also enhances immunity – as protein is required for the regeneration of cells. Accumulation of lead in the kidneys and other organs can be lethal. But the antioxidant effect of artichokes was found to reduce the concentration of lead in the blood .

As per other reports, the antioxidants in polyphenols kill pancreatic cancer cells as well. This can be attributed to apigenin, one of the compounds in artichokes . Also called the globe artichoke, and scientifically termed Cynara scolymus, artichoke is a vegetable belonging to the sunflower family. The flower buds of the plant are the edible portions. It is called ‘artischoke’ in German, ‘artichaut’ in French, ‘alcachofa’ in Spanish, and ‘chao xian ji’ in Chinese. Fill in the form below and we’ll contact you to discuss your learning options and answer any questions you may have.

Flower vegetables, unfortunately, do not carry the same romantic connotations as flowers do. There aren’t that many tuber vegetables, but some of them are heavy-hitters. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, and even taro are wildly popular vegetables that do well in a variety of cuisines. If you love potatoes, you’ll find the table below very helpful. Root vegetables are tasty, crunchy, and versatile. Many cuisines are built on vegetables like carrots, ginger, and radishes.

Even if you’re not a vegetarian, consuming plant protein is a great way to improve digestion and help our organs do their job. You’ve probably heard of the heated debate on whether tomatoes are fruits or vegetables. Although treated as a vegetable, a tomato is officially a fruit. The same is true for many other impostor vegetables that we love and consume just like any other vegetable. Flowers can be very romantic and a great way to show someone that you love and appreciate them.

The first mention of artichokes was made way back somewhere between 40 to 70 AD, in a book on the medicinal uses of plants. In different forms, this is what the dosage of artichokes would be. Ensure you brush the edges of the leaves with lemon to prevent browning of the vegetable. Remove any thorns visible to you to prevent damage to the mouth or throat while consuming the vegetable. Do not place washed artichokes in the refrigerator for storage as the moisture causes the vegetable to spoil. Cooked artichokes should be cooled completely before storing in the refrigerator if they are kept for more than a day or two.

Spanish cooking recipes will be much easier to understand. Learning how to say all the vegetables in Spanish can be a worthwhile challenge that can help us in many ways. The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with bernard tomic naked translations or explanations of terms and short phrases. I.e., “caprichos” are the smaller artichokes as we can see on the link provided by the asker. There are more artichokes in the “caprichos” jar than in the first jar, which has the regular size artichokes.

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