THE DIFFERENCE IN THE TYPICAL
The wild artichoke or “cardoon” (Cynara Cardunculus Sylvestris) also referred to as the “artichoke of Etna” or “cacucciuleddu spinusu catanisi” in dialect, is a plant which belongs to the Asteraceae family. It grows on it’s own in hilly areas around the volcanic soil of Mount Etna in Sicily. It is recognized for it’s extraordinary health virtues being rich in antioxidants, substances to keep the intestinal flora in equilibrium and is naturally purifying. For over half of the last century and appreciated since ancient times, the wild artichoke continues to be a presence on the tables of southern Italians, and to this day, is considered a delicacy in Mediterranean cuisine.