What's not to love about artichokes? Delicious and fun to eat from the leaves to the heart – artichokes remain a consumer favorite year-round. However, you might not be aware that artichokes are also a nutrient powerhouse. Check out the 4 biggest ways that artichokes can positively impact your health.
One medium artichoke has a whopping 6 grams of dietary fiber – that's a quarter of the recommended daily amount – and more fiber than in one whole cup of prunes! Yet an artichoke has only 60 calories.
Artichokes contain 4 grams of protein – a significant amount for a vegetable.
Artichokes contain a unique form of fiber known as inulin. Inulin is one of the most available and the more promising prebiotics in the food supply; it's also the preferred form of prebiotic used in animal and human research studies.1
Artichokes rank number one over all vegetables in term of antioxidant count, according to research conducted by the US Department of Agriculture.2