Cynara cardunculus – Famine Foods

Cynara cardunculus


Tunisia: the leaf ribs (Arabic: Djimar) are cooked in stews, added as a garnish to couscous, and put in soups. The flower-heads (Arabic: Garnoun) are eaten raw or cooked after removal of the spines.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
Arabic: Korchef, Gernina, Tindjara, Djenah en nser, Querdoun beldi. Berber: Taga, Tarha, Ahrdou, Taredouit, Assaouen. Mzab: Targhdiout.
Chemical composition (seeds): high values for the following amino acids - Adenine, Aspartic acid, Glutamic acid, Isoleucine and Leucine. Very high values for Phenylalanine and Valine.

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