The distinctive features of the Prickly Artichoke of Sardinia are very marked and make it distinguishable from all other artichokes.
The spiny artichoke in Sardinia as well as reads the specification of production has the following features:
Bouquet: intense floral and thistle;
Consistency: at the base of the bracts are fleshy and soft and crunchy at the same time;
Taste: full-bodied with balanced blend of bitter and sweet for the presence of derivatives.
Astringency: the presence of tannins, natural components of the artichoke, is not perceived as balanced by the prevailing feelings of sweet, arising from the presence of important carbohydrates, typical of the "Artichoke Thorny of Sardinia."