Vegetables are a great way to help us get plenty of healthy fat in our diet. But is there a vegetable that can exceed the artichoke in this? Each leaf forms a tiny bowl whose only purpose is to be filled to the brim with lots and lots of healthy butter. It's like that time peanut butter and chocolate were finally brought together in a set of highly improbable circumstances.
Since it surpasses all other vegetables in its fat delivering capacity, I hereby dub the artichoke the Queen of Vegetables!
Also, my kid really digs them.
Kids need a lot of SFA in their diet, even crypto-veganist mainstream media outlets like the BBC will reluctantly admit to that (I may have coined the term crypto-veganist, but I'm too lazy to google it and find out). My kid is probably crazy about artichokes because of the whole process of eating with his hands and spilling butter everywhere. It's an excuse to make a lovely mess. Whatever, as long as he gobbles down a bowl of quality butter I'm happy and he's happy.
Plus, artichokes might have some stray vitamins or minerals in and of themselves. I haven't looked it up, but I think I heard somewhere that vegetables are supposed to be healthy, although I'm pretty sure it wasn't here. If indeed vegetables have some sort of intrinsic value, and I can neither confirm nor deny this, I'm pretty sure it is supposed to be the dark green ones that are allegedly healthier.
Alright, kid, you're cute, now quit mugging the camera.
Addendum: Off the top of my head I would put mashed potatoes as second best for fat delivery, you can pack a lot of cream and butter into a bowl of mashers.