It is an fine snack for many people despite its difficulty in peeling. In Kythera, people prefer them grilled with a lot of oil and kosher salt. This recipe is most probably known only in Kythera as in Crete they eat them mostly raw.
Cynara cardunculus, Κυνάρα η καρδούγκουλος
Agrioagginara, Agria agginara
Name in other places of Greece:
Agrioagginara, Agria agginara, agathi
It shall be found in wild, stony areas during spring.
Aphrodisiac, cholagogue, diuretic herb