(Cynara scolymus)

Spherical inflorescence, of about 12 cm in diameter. It is composed of green leaves growing on top of each other in the form of scales. At the base there is a tender and edible white peduncle.

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    • Outdoor growing
    • Forced growing in greenhouses
    • Preservation in cooling chambers
    • Product from several sources
    • Contrasting product (from the southern hemisphere)

Translation of the name

Catalan: Carxofa
Spanish: Alcachofa
English: Artichoke




Commercial: Inflorescent garden produce
Scientific: Compositàcia


Blanca de Tudela, De Aranjuez, Violeta

Nutritional value

64 calories per cada 100 grams

Grams which make up a serving

2-3 unitats

The tree it grows on and its curiosities

The main growing countries are Spain (Múrcia, Valencia, Alicante, Rioja, Castellón, Navarra, Tarragona, Barcelona, Madrid), France, Italy, The United States (California)

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