are a large
plant from the thistle family and has tough, petal
The bulb of the plant has about 15-25 calories, zero
C, B, E and pro-vitamin A, folate, magnesium,
manganese, copper, iron,
zinc and calcium, dietary fiber, and high mineral and
chlorogenic acid , cynaroside. flavonoids,
acid derivatives, luteolin, scolymoside.
It also contains 'Cynarine'
and 'scolymoside' which have been shown to stimulate
bile secretion and lower cholesterol.
a carbohydrate that gives the artichoke its slightly
sweet taste and
as a digestive aid and liver tonic to treat
where the bulbs have been eaten with main meals as a
gourmet treat, a
topping for pizzas, used to make dips of a rich
nutty flavor and also
eating if you are suffering from biliary obstruction
since it increases bile
avoid if breastfeeding as it may hinder lactation.
to the compositae family should avoid eating it and
it may increase flatulence.
Liver Damage Preventative: Eat 1 or 2 ripe raw
fruit daily will help
lower cholesterol levels and keep the liver
dense in potassium,
folate, dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin E,
riboflavin and vitamin B6,
and cholesterol-free, sodium-free.
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