UNEXPECTED PROPERTIES OF THE ARTICHOKES

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UNEXPECTED PROPERTIES OF THE ARTICHOKES

Springtime is the period of the year which is simply the best to enjoy artichokes. They are incredibly delicious and they also have amazing health benefits, even if you eat them raw. Artichokes are also a popular winter season vegetables across Europe.

Artichokes count many and great properties, but, telling the truth, they are simply very tasty. It is recommended to eat a right quantitiy of artichokes, because they can be considered a superfood.

In fact, their leaves contribute to help digestive benefits, and this is not limited only to their fiber content.

There are not many ways to cook artichokes. They require a bit of preparation before they are cooked. They contain a lot of flavors and many nutrients and they are also full of antioxidants, vitamin C and represent a source of potassium. So you can simply steam, grill, dunk artichokes or flavoring them with some olive oil and herbs.

CRUDE IS BETTER

As an alternative to cooking, you can taste them crude. You can eat the best part of these vegetables (the heart), flavoring them with some olive oil and fresh lemon juice.

Why is it good to eat artichokes? Because they offer a wide range of health benefits and they also provide greater antioxidant benefits.

Properties of artichokes are.

Cynarine
Luteolyn
Tannins
Sterols
Polyacetylene
Cynaropicrin
Mineral salts
Organic acids

Artichokes can also be considered one of the best antioxidants and diuretic food and they also provide digestive support.

ARTICHOKES PRESERVED IN OLIVE OIL

Artichokes are typcally preserved into sterilized jars covered with oil. This is the most traditional Italian version to eat artichokes all year around. This process is not easy, neither quick; however, you just have to put them into small jars, pressing them gently, and preserve them in oil.

Finally, artichokes are a very advisable food by all properties which they contain.

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