Do not wash an artichoke before storing it because it can cause it to spoil faster. Instead, trim a small slice from the bottom of the stem and stand it up on its stem in warm water for five to 10 minutes. This will hydrate the artichoke and keep it fresh and squeaky. However, don’t forget to wash your artichoke right before you prepare it to eat.
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