Do artichokes get bitter when they brown?

If I don't use acidulated water or squeeze lemon on raw artichokes, they obviously get brown. Does this make them bitter, or were they probably just bitter to start with?



HalfPint June 5, 2012
Bitter artichokes are often a sign that they've been in storage too long.
aargersi June 5, 2012
I have never noticed bitterness if I waited too long and they browned a bit - I suspect it is your chokes. Did they have nice tightly packed leaves? Were they gigantic? Maybe they were just a bit older ...
They were baby artichokes and seemed fresh- tightly packed, not squishy. I've never had this problem before, but since I was breading and frying them I didn't care if they browned. Thought maybe that was the reason....
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