CRICKET begins the campaign of artichoke, an essential vegetable in Mediterranean cuisine. Its high fiber content favors intestinal transit, it is also the ideal vegetable to lower those extra kilos. But if something stands out the artichoke is for ability to eliminate toxins from the body and thus prevent fluid retention.
When buying artichokes it is important to choose those that are tight and that have firm leaves. The most common variety that can be found in the markets is the Blanca de Tudela. It is important to know that the artichoke is a vegetable that oxidizes very quickly, that is, it darkens in a short time. A trick so that this does not happen is to put water with lemon while we are cleaning and peeling them. In this way the artichoke is kept in optimum condition during its preparation.