The Violetto is a very special native variety of artichoke. The name comes from the special purple colour of the artichoke as it ripens. We grow these artichokes from October and harvest them from March to early June. The artichokes are harvested and delicately prepared by hand, in a period of just 24 hours. This variety of artichoke has a high inulin content, a very small amount of insoluble fibre and a high potassium content. These characteristics make it both soft and particularly full of flavour. And not only is it tasty, it is also exceedingly healthy: it stimulates bile secretion, lowers cholesterol, and also regulates bowel and bladder functions. The pâté is prepared simply, with artichokes and extra virgin olive oil. There’s no need to add anything else.