Just the Facts • One average artichoke contains only about 60 calories and 0 grams of fat. (Forgo the butter sauce to keep it light.) • Artichokes are high in antioxidants—only a few beans and berries have more per serving. • Artichokes contain prebiotic fiber, which feeds beneficial bacteria colonies in the digestive system. PEEL AWAY EACH TENDER LEAF TO REACH THE MILD-TASTING ARTICHOKE HEART. A rtichokes, available year-round at Fresh Thyme, are at their peak in early spring. Choose heavy heads with tightly closed leaves, and figure one per person. Simply clean and trim each head (see “How to Prepare an Artichoke,” opposite left), cook, and serve. Pluck a leaf and dip in garlic-butter sauce, then strip the leaf between your teeth, making a pile of leaves as you work your way to the heart—the center of the artichoke. Scrape away any fuzzy fibers (if not already removed), then cut the heart into fourths. Dip in sauce and savor! a ofgold hearts 4 Fresh Thyme Crave | freshthyme.com 004-005 Artichokes_02.11.indd 4 2/11/19 9:38 AM