The Sardinian spiny artichoke is a very appreciated variety for its distinctive taste and tenderness. It is widely produced in many areas of the island, where it thrives thanks to a favorable climate particularly suited to its growth.
It is rich in active ingredients and beneficial properties, high fiber content and minerals like iron, potassium, calcium, high in vitamin C and low in calories.
Amongst other ingredients, Cynarine is an active compound known for its role in reducing cholesterol levels in the bloodstream. All those who follow an healthy diet should resort to the spiny Sardinian artichoke, an actual medicinal essence, in order to reduce the cardiovascular disease threat.
It is described as a mildly astringent, pleasingly tasty with a well balanced match of bittersweet notes, its tender flesh makes the uncooked consumption also very enjoyable.
It is also rich in polyphenols and other nutritional values such as particularly relevant levels of sodium and iron. The distinctive shape of the flower heads, also known as capitulum, present tightly closed bracts which prevent any contamination.
The artichoke cultivation has found an ideal habitat for both climate and soil conditions, in coastal areas with peculiar micro climate situations, in valley floors and central highlands and in the areas adjoining the main river beds.Besides this natural vocation of the land, a traditional lore of experience and knowledge still demands that all operations of harvesting, sorting and grading are conducted by hand, allowing the selection of the best artichoke that STARDINIA currently offers.