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Artichokes

artichokes

Artichokes are commonly boiled or steamed until tender, then dipped into lemon butter or aioli. Artichoke hearts can also be stuffed with a variety of ingredients, including herbs, spices, nuts, grains, vegetables, cheese, or meat.

 

Health Benefits

"The total antioxidant capacity of artichoke flower heads is one of the highest reported for vegetables...This diuretic vegetable is of nutritional value because of its exhibiting an aid to digestion, strengthening of the liver function and gall bladder function, and raising of the HDL/LDL ratio. This reduces cholesterol levels... also seems to have a bifidogenic [prebiotic] effect on beneficial gut bacteria."

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Nutrition Facts

Good source of Niacin, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate and Manganese.