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Card #5

Thu, 08/11/2011

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Nutrients: High in magnesium, chromium, potassium, phosphorus, iron and calcium.  Low in calories and good source of fiber.

Make Sure it's Fresh: Choose firm artichokes with shiny, bright green outer leaves, and lightly packed inner leaves.  In fresh artichokes, leaves should snap off when you pull on them. 

Storage: Store fresh artichokes unwashed in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to a week.  Cooked leftovers can be refrigerated for up to four days.  To freeze whole cooked artichokes, drain completely, wrap tightly in foil, and pack in plastic freezer bags for 6-8 months.