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Do artichokes intimidate you?

I know that I used to be intimidated by them but not anymore. They are one of my favorite vegetables now and I love when I can get them on sale. I eat them until I’m sick of them. Well, sick of them until the next good sale! They are so simple to prepare and they fill me up without leaving me feeling bad about what I ate.

Artichokes are native to the Mediterranean region and the cuisine of that area features a lot of artichokes.

They are really low in calories, with only about 25 calories per large artichoke. They are a great source of iron, potassium, vitamin C, folate, and magnesium.

In addition, they are full of fiber to help you feel fuller longer and to help your colon health.

There have been some recent studies on the artichoke and they are showing that artichokes have some of the highest antioxidant counts of all vegetables and are also a great source of the phytonutrients Cynarin and Silymarin. These specific phytonutrients have been shown to help the liver function properly.

Now that we know they’re good for us, we need to know how to prepare them!

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