Artichokes are low-calorie vegetables.
Contain vitamin C.
Good source of folate, a B vitamin.
Contain a natural chemical known as “cynarin”, which is claimed to improve liver function and perhaps lower cholesterol (more studies are needed to confirm this).
Artichokes can be eaten hot or cold
* Health Tip:
Hollandaise Sauce, salad dressings which may contain saturated fat, and melted butter in large amounts can be harmful for your health.
Use extra- virgin olive oil and lime or lemon juice on fresh or cooked artichokes instead of high fat sauces or dressings for a healthy and flavorful meal.
Since artichokes belong to the same plant family as ragweed, people allergic to ragweed pollen could also be allergic to artichokes as well.