Artichoke

Typically boiled or steamed. Its leaves are removed one at a time where the fleshy base is eaten with various condiments such as hollandaise, vinegar, butter, mayonnaise, aioli or lemon juice. The heart of the artichoke is usually canned or marinated, while another common way of cooking artichoke is to stuff them with meat. Of all the vegetables, the artichoke flower head reportedly contains the highest total capacity of antioxidants and are thought to be excellent digestive aids. Artichokes have also been famously made into liqueur and tea. 

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