Food of the Week – Artichokes (Globe)

artichokeFact Sheet

7 in top 20 list of Antioxidant rich foods (USDA Study)

More Antioxidants than any other vegetable

 

Per The Big Book of Food and Nutrition 

128 grams has about – 60 calories – 7 grams of fiber

4 grams of Protein – 0 grams of Fat – 13 grams of Carbs

25% of Daily Vitamin C

13% of Daily Magnesium

 10% of Daily Potassium

Easy to Cook

Cut the stem close to the base.  Place the artichoke in a pot with about an inch of water.  Cover the pot and steam the artichoke for about 20 to 25 minutes. When fully cooked the base can be easily pierced with a knife and leafs can easily be removed.

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Serve

Serve leafs with your favorite low fat low sugar dressings spiked with lemon juice and garlic

Remove the heart of the artichoke at the base and serve with salad, pasta, or with a sandwich.

… Remember to eat them healthy and enjoy their benefits.

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