Michigan State University Extension
Preserving Food Safely - 01600685


Artichokes are quite perishable and should be used as
soon as possible after purchase. However, they will hold
up to a week without breaking down if stored in the

When to buy: Available year-round but at peak in
March, April and May.

What to look for: Firm, compact vegetables with
attractive olive-green coloring that are heavy in relation
to their size.

How to store: Refrigerate immediately after purchase.

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