Artichokes Healthy Food Guide

Peak season: March through May

Recipe shown above: Grilled Artichokes


Artichokes, the stunning bud of a plant in the thistle family, are in season March through May. Italians have a deep attachment to this vegetable, which is native to the Mediterranean and first appeared in modern records in Naples around 1400.

What you get

Artichokes have plenty of fiber and a good amount of vitamin C, potassium and folate.


Shopping Tip
Look for deep-green artichokes with full, compact heads.
Storage Tip
Store artichokes in the refrigerator for up to five days.

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