Put Marin Artichokes and dishes – Production and consumption Worldwide
Artichoke is a plant native to the Mediterranean region and is grown mainly in countries such as France, Italy, Spain and Morocco; artichoke is quite thorny plant with hard outside. Although only a small part of the artichokes is eaten (the inner part – the heart), it occupies a large number of antioxidants (mainly in the inner layers of the leaf s which you have to scratch with your front teeth) as compared to any other vegetable. The natural biological cycle of an artichoke begins in the fall (September and October), with the first heavy rainfall, and ends in late spring or early summer( May or June) with the first hot days and drought. After that, the plant enters a standstill.
Artichokes can be grown in areas where the average winter temperatures are not less than 4 to 5 degrees C. It grows best in areas without large fluctuations in temperatures, especially at the time of inflorescence. Soil cultivation is best suited to deep, medium-sized soils, well-drained, neutral reactions (pH 6.4 to 7.) It does not tolerate stagnant water, from which root can suffer.
During the autumn and winter, the plant develops a vegetative mass, an artichoke leaf, and in the late spring it develops a flower stem. The artichoke is harvested while the leafs are still closed, harvested by hand, with a knife or scissors, the stem should not be longer than 10 cm, and is consumed as well.
Research shows that certain areas of the Mediterranean coast reveal an interesting relationship between the lifestyle of inhabitants (unique dietary habits, physical activity, stress management, and devoted love of life), reduced risk of heart disease and cancer, extended life span. Artichokes may contribute a lot.
Artichoke Production and Consumption:
Artichoke consumption and production are on the rise following the growth of the global frozen vegetable market which was valued at over $25 million in 2016 and is expected to reach $35 million by 2023 (Business Wire). Overall, the global frozen food market is expected to grow with a compound annual growth rate of 5.2% between 2017-2023 (Research and Markets), reaching 751 million tons by 2027 (RFF). Source: www.freshplaza.com
A List of countries by artichoke production:
Rank Country/Region Artichoke production (tonnes)
1 Italy 365,991
2 Egypt 236,314
3 Spain 185,796
4 Peru 108,801
5 Argentina 107,257
The list of countries by artichoke production in 2016, is based on data from the Food and Agriculture Organization Corporate Statistical Database. The estimated total world artichoke production for 2016 was 1,422,248 metric tonnes. Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Top Artichoke Consuming Countries in the World are: Italy, Spain, Egypt, Argentina and Algeria …
Artichoke dishes Put Marin:
Stuffed Artichokes with breadcrumbs, garlic and parmesan cheese. Cooked with pea and/or fava beans as well.
Marinated Artichokes in Olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Artichoke hearts risotto with peas and black olives Put Marin a.
Artichoke hearts with Fava beans and seafood (optional)
Buon Appetito. Bon Appétit. Have a good appetite. Guten Appetit!