Artichokes and Fiber: Get the Facts

The USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Dietary Guidelines recommend men consume 30 to 38 grams per day and women consume 21 to 25 grams per day of dietary fiber. However, most Americans consume only about half this is amount, according to the American Dietetic Association. One Artichoke (120 grams) contains 10.3 grams of dietary fiber.

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When the guidelines were being developed, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee noted seven key nutrients that are typically lacking in our diet — one of which is fiber. In fact, one Artichoke (120 grams) is an “excellent source” (providing 10.3 grams) of dietary fiber, meaning — according to the Food and Drug Administration — Artichokes provide 20 percent or more of the Daily Value of fiber. Daily Value is how much of a nutrient is needed each day (based on a 2,000 calorie reference diet).

Other facts to consider:

According to the USDA, one cooked Artichoke (120 grams) provides 10.3* grams of fiber.

One-half cup cooked Artichoke Hearts (84 grams) provides 7.2* grams of fiber.

*Exact amounts