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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.