Posted by Jennifer (the student) on March 12, 2012

Source: tarteletteblog.com via Jennifer on Pinterest

If you love artichokes like I do then you have probably noticed that they are starting to show up in the markets. Artichokes have a long season, starting in the spring and going all the way though fall. 

Artichokes are rich in antioxidants. In fact, they are the highest source of antioxidants among all fresh vegetables. Antioxidants offer so many benefits like improving heart health and decreasing blood cholesterol. Also, boosting regeneration of livers cells and cancer prevention.

Artichokes are high in insoluable fiber helping to regulate the digestive tract, improve digestion, and controlling blood sugar. In addition, they are low in calories, high in potassium, folic acid and vitamin C.

When choosing artichokes look for all over green color with few brown spots. The leaves should be tight and firm and they should feel weighty.

With all the health benefits they offer I hope I have inspired you to pick up a few artichokes. I will be.

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