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Roman artichoke 1 piece

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Curiosities, properties and benefits of the Romanesco artichoke

The Romanesco artichoke is a variety of artichoke originating from the Lazio region. It has a globular shape with long, pointed external leaves, light green in color. The inner leaves are lighter and softer. The edible part is the base of the leaves, called the "heart" of the artichoke. It has a delicate flavor and a soft texture.

The Romanesco artichoke is widely used in the kitchen for the preparation of typical Mediterranean dishes , such as omelettes, risottos and fillings for fresh pasta. It is also excellent for steaming or grilling, accompanied with oil, lemon and spices.

The Romanesco artichoke has nutritional properties beneficial to health, such as the presence of vitamins , minerals and antioxidants, which can help prevent cardiovascular diseases and some types of cancer. Plus, it's low in calories and fat.

How to use the Roman artichoke in the kitchen?

A delicious recipe that can be prepared with the Romanesco artichoke is the Roman artichoke. Here are the ingredients and instructions to prepare this recipe:


  • 6 Roman artichokes
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Salt and Pepper To Taste
  • Chopped parsley


  1. Start by cleaning the artichokes: cut the top part of the leaves and remove the tough outer part. Cut the base of the artichoke and remove the hardest internal leaves. Cut the artichokes in half and remove the internal hay with a spoon.
  2. Immerse the artichokes in a bowl of water acidulated with lemon juice to prevent them from blackening.
  3. In a large pan, heat the olive oil with the chopped garlic and fry for a few minutes.
  4. Add the artichokes to the pot and mix well. Cover with water to cover the artichokes, add salt and pepper and bring to the boil.
  5. Reduce the heat and cook for 20-25 minutes or until the artichokes are soft.
  6. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.
  7. Serve Roman-style artichokes hot or cold, accompanied with chopped parsley and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

This recipe is simple but tasty and can be accompanied with crunchy bread to better enjoy the flavor of the artichokes.