Scientific name: Cynara scolymus

Top rating: Cynara cardunculus

Classification: Variety

Artichoke is a medicinal plant, also known as Artichoke-hortense or Common Artichoke, widely used to lose weight or to complement treatments, as it is able to lower cholesterol, fight anemia, regulate blood sugar levels and fight gas , for example.

It has a low caloric value and helps in the digestion process. It is a food rich in vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamin C, copper, calcium, sulfur, iodine, iron, phosphorus, zinc, potassium, sodium and manganese and fiber.

The food is rich in a substance called cinarin, a component found in the green leaves and seeds of the artichoke that gives a characteristic flavor and stimulates both the production of bile salts by the liver and its secretion by the gallbladder, improving the digestive process, absorption of some vitamins, improves liver function. In addition, it acts as a protective factor against the development of dyslipidemia (high cholesterol) and hypertriglyceridemia.

What is artichoke for:

Artichoke has anti-sclerotic, blood purifying, digestive, diuretic, laxative, anti-rheumatic, anti-toxic, hypotensive and anti-thermal properties. Therefore, this medicinal plant can be used to help treat anemia, atherosclerosis, diabetes, heart disease, fever, liver, weakness, gout, hemorrhoids, hemophilia, pneumonia, rheumatism, syphilis, cough, urea, urticaria and urinary problems .

Artichoke nutritional information

ComponentsQuantity per 100 g
Energy35 calories
Water81 g
Protein3 g
Fat0,2 g
Carbohydrates5,3 g
Fibers5,6 g
Vitamin C6 mg
Folic Acid42 mcg
Magnesium33 mg
Potassium197 mcg

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