We know it as the green flower with pointed leafs. It has been long used in medicine especially in ancient Greece and Rome. What benefits does it have? Why should we take advantage of its season and consume it?
Artichokes are a good vegetable to eat while watching TV. Why? 100g of this green flower- which equals a small artichoke- contains merely 47 calories. You can have two instead of one! In addition, it's low in fat. Thinking about your next snack?
Artichokes are a great source of dietary fibers which helps in controlling constipation, digestion problems and stomach irritation. This plant contains high levels of luteolin, a substance that has great effect in lowering cholesterol rates and preventing from heart attacks. Artichokes are a good source of vitamin C which is an antioxidant. As we know this group of nutrients helps in preventing many diseases related to age.
The final best advantage of artichoke is that it can be cooked in many ways. From gratin, pot roasted, tart, grilled to spaghetti and lasagna, this green flower is the best ingredient in almost every type of meal! Click on the link and enjoy it.