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ARTICHOKE


ARTICHOKE

The artichoke is a typical vegetable of the Mediterranean area , there are many varieties which differ among them for the presence or absence of plugs , for the color of the flower heads , purple or green and and for its ripening , during spring or autumn .

Italy is the first country in the world for production with 39% of the world surface . In Italy the first region is Puglia , followed by Sicily , Sardinia , Campania and Lazio.

 

WHEN THEY CAN BE FOUND

Brindisi artichoke of fresh quality can be found during the following months:

  1.  GEN 1
  2.  FEB 2
  3.  MAR 3
  4.  APR 4
  5.  MAG 5
  6.  GIU 6
  7.  LUG 7
  8.  AGO 8
  9.  SET 9
  10.  OTT 10
  11.  NOV 11
  12.  DIC 12

 

NUTRITION FACTS

Nutritional information per 100g of edible part of uncooked artichoke

Energy(Kcal)

69

Water 

80,5

Protein 

0,72

Carbohydrate 

18,1

    Of which sugar 

15,4

Fat 

0,1

Cholesterol 

0

Fibre 

0,9

Sodium 

0,002

Vitamin C

0,01

Calcium 

0,01

Magnesium 

0,007

Iron 

0,0003

The values are ​​expressed in g . Sources : the database of food nutrition facts USDA ( United States Department of Agriculture ) and the Database of food composition INRAN .

 

 

CURIOSITY

Since ancient Rome the artichoke has been one of the most popular vegetables , in particular for its bitter sweet taste, which inspired so much gastronomic tradition .

It provides a low calorie intake , for the many therapeutic properties , due to its composition rich in potassium , sodium , iron, calcium and vitamins . The active ingredients are contained in the leaves of the artichoke , and among these the most interesting is the cynarin , a bitter substance contained in the leaves , stem and bloom , which makes it particularly useful in disorders of the liver.

 

RECIPES

 

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