BENEFITS OF ARTICHOKES
What are artichokes?
Artichokes (Cynara scolymus L.) are immature flowers that are consumed as vegetables.
Every artichoke is a flower bud that will form a future flower, although it is harvested and consumed before it blooms, in order to be tender.
Artichokes have an oval shape. They are covered with small leaves that are green, sometimes with lilac or blue tinges.
They have a bitter taste, similar to lettuce or endive.
What are the main nutrients of artichokes?
As an energy source, 100 grams artichoke give us 47 Kcal.
Their proportion of nutrients is divided into:
- Close to 85% is water.
- A 0.15% fat.
- A 1.7% proteins.
- Nearly 10.5% of carbohydrates.
- A 5.4% fiber.
Artichokes contain a lot of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B3 and B9. They also have fewer B vitamins and vitamin E.
Photo of artichokes
COMPOSITION OF ARTICHOKES
Nutritional characteristics of artichokes
- Artichoke have a high water content that prevents us to become dehydrated.
Artichoke in the kitchen:
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This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.