Globe Artichokes

Health Benefits of Globe Artichokes

pepper stuffed artichokes
The pepper stuffed artichokes
recipe features globe artichokes.

Fibrous artichokes are a dieter's delight -- low in fat and loaded with fiber. Yet many would-be artichoke lovers shy away from this delicate, buttery-flavored vegetable since they don't know how to handle it. Actually, artichokes require little prep work; the time-consuming step is the process of eating.

Health Benefits of Artichokes

Artichokes' high fiber content is also a bonus for your digestive tract. Insoluble fiber is nature's laxative, absorbing water and creating bulk to move things along. Artichokes are also a super source of
folic acid, which is especially important for women during their childbearing years, as this vitamin helps prevent neural-tube birth defects. Research has also linked long-term deficiencies of folic acid to an increased risk of developing heart disease.

Nutritional Values of Fresh and Cooked Globe Artichokes
Serving Size: 1 medium
<1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrate 13 g
Protein 4 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Sodium 114 mg
Vitamin C 12 mg
Folic acid 61 micrograms
Iron 2 mg
72 mg
Manganese <1 mg
Potassium 425 mg
Carotenoids 21 micrograms

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