Y2 students were in charge of harvesting the artichokes that grew in the field surrounded by the plum trees. Here is some interesting information that we would like to share with you:

- The globe artichoke (Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus) is a variety of a species of thistle cultivated as food.

- The edible portion of the plant consists of the flower buds before the flowers come into bloom. 
- The budding artichoke flower-head is a cluster of many budding small flowers, together with many bracts, on an edible base.
- Once the buds bloom, the structure changes to a coarse, barely edible form ( and that is why it is very important to harvest them at the right time!).
- The total antioxidant capacity of artichoke flower heads is one of the highest reported for vegetables.