The best product we have ever seen come out of a tin! Artichokes in oil and herbs with the stem on. Fantastic presentation, a homemade look, without the hassle of processing artichokes. Artichokes are the unopened flowers and stems of a kind of thistle. At the center is the heart, the choicest portion of the artichoke, covered by the choke, a hairy pad that should be peeled off and discarded.