For Your Health
Artichokes are a perennial in the thistle group of the sunflower family. There are 50 varieties, but the “green globe” an Italian type, is cultivated in the United States and grown in warm climates around the world. Artichokes have a slightly elongated bud that is solid green. Many European artichokes have red or maroon leaves. Artichokes are made up of several parts, the overlapping outer leaves are tough and inedible at the tip, but fleshy and tender at the base. After working your way through the leaves you are rewarded with the meaty base of the artichokes heart.
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It takes a little effort to enjoy artichokes because you peel the leaves one by one, but don’t let that stop you. Medium artichokes contain about three grams of fiber and approximately 10% of the daily requirement of vitamin C, magnesium and folate. The leaves of artichokes contain the antioxidant silymarin, which may help the liver regenerate healthy tissue and also cynarin found to be effective at lowering cholesterol levels. Magnesium and folate may also provide relief for arthritis pain.
Artichokes were named by the United States Department of Agriculture as one of the top antioxidant containing vegetables.
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