The artichoke is a member of the thistle family; the edible part is actually the plant's flower bud. An ancient plant, 
it was prized by the Romans as food of the nobility. Artichokes mature at different sizes with the size of the bud depending upon its location on the plant. The buds grow on stalks, each with the largest, primary bud at its tip and two or three smaller buds below that. Further down are onthe stalk are several very small buds, which are marketed as baby or cocktail artichokes and sometimes sold for canning. Many different varieties of artichokes exist, but only a few varieties are grown commercially in the United States.



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