When is Artichoke Season?
Despite the thorn-adorned petals, the Artichoke is a culinary rife with an assortment of health benefits and nutritional value. They are easy to cook and are transformed into delicious and unique meals within the comfort of everyday households.
As it stands, Artichokes are produced and readily accessible year-round; though peak harvesting season for our Heirloom variety is during spring — more specifically, during the months of March, April, and May. An artichoke thrives in foggy, cool-coastal climates and requires regular nutrients through watering and feeding. About 99% of the North American Artichokes are harvested in California, with Ocean Mist Farms being the largest grower. Ocean Mist proprietary Globe variety produces during the times of year that the Heirloom variety is not in peak production: May through the following March. The season for Artichoke is in a sense, all seasons.
Consuming an Artichoke can assist in fighting cholesterol. There is a beneficial chemical known as Cynarine within the Artichoke that can also help aid in digesting and absorbing fats and vitamins, making the Artichoke an excellent natural way of boosting your digestive health. In addition, Artichokes are rich in fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins K and C, making them an excellent vegetable to add to your grocery list.