Choose plump artichoke heads with tightly closed leaves, heavy for size. Pull back one leaf to check heart for black blemishes. During winter, white, blistered or bronze appearance does not affect quality.
Refrigerate artichokes in plastic bag up to one week. Keep dry to prevent mold growth.
Healthy; cholesterol free; low calorie; fat free; saturated fat free; low sodium; good source of dietary fiber; good source of vitamin C; good source of folate; good source of magnesium.