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Artichoke leaf

Artichoke leaf

The artichoke leaf, whose Latin name is "Cynara scolymus", is from the daisy family. Its homeland is Southern Europe and the Mediterranean. It grows naturally in the Aegean, Marmara, and Mediterranean regions of our country. The hard body of the artichoke is corrugated and quite strong. It is a perennial herbaceous plant with long, oval, and segmented leaves without sessile leaves.

It is a candidate to decorate the tables with its different tastes and suitability for almost all kinds of vegetables and meat: Artichokes with chicken, artichokes with carrots, artichoke salad, artichokes, artichokes with olive oil, artichokes pizza… In short, artichokes freely display their taste in almost all kinds of dishes. It is one of the indispensable vegetables in many culinary cultures.

Artichoke is a vegetable that has been cultivated for thousands of years and consumed as food. It is known that it was used in meals during the Greek, Roman, and Ancient Egyptian periods. The meeting of Europe with the artichoke plant coincides with the 15th century.

From the artichoke leaf plant; Artichoke leaf tea, artichoke leaf oil, and artichoke leaf extract are produced.

[1] Modern Treatment with Herbs_Dr.Ahmet Toptş (p74)
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