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Fat free, cholesterol free, sweet and aromatic,artichokes are another fundamental part of Italian cousine. Food Historians believe that the plant originated in Southern Europe around theMediterranean Sea. Some say in Sicily, others in Tunisia(Carthage), nobody knows. We know that artichokes were cultivated in Sicily in the first century and, at that time, Greeks and Romans called it cynara. They thought artichokes had afrodisiac powers so they gave it the name of a girl Jupiter seduced and later transformed (more)

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