Globe Artichoke is native to mediterranean. People who eat artichoke claim it is one of the most fascinating and delicious vegetables in the world. It has an armour like exterior which seems intriguing and unattractive for an eatable. The veggie is a good source of folate, dietary fiber, and vitamins C and K. Artichokes are also packed with antioxidants, they're number 7 on the USDA's top 20 antioxidant foods list.
Globe artichokes make a delicious starter simply boiled whole and served with melted butter, mayonnaise, hollandaise or vinaigrette for dipping the leaves. Artichokes which is commonly used in baking and as ingredient in cooked vegetables has a rare and interesting use - it helps in treating snakebites.