I consult at the Caring Medical Day Center, which is located in Pleasantville, N.J, and have been working with Chef, Karl Ratz, for the past 7 years. The other day we were discussing a recipe that had artichoke hearts. Afterwards I thought about how much I love artichokes and how rarely I eat them. I grew up eating artichokes. They were fun to eat and quite delicious, especially the savory heart part. I am also considering using a design with an artichoke on it for my business cards. So after discussing the artichokes the other day and considering it as part of my marketing theme, I decided I would research some facts about artichokes. They are quite loaded with good stuff and interesting facts:
!. Full of nutrients – great source of Vitamin C, B Vitamins, manganese, magnesium, iron and fiber
3. Medicinal Uses – Improves overall cholesterol numbers, aids digestive health such as with irritable bowel syndrome, improve liver, kidney and gall bladder function
Artichokes are a quite tasty and beautiful vegetable. I plan on eating an artichoke this week.
When I was a kid, one of my favorite shows was “the Little Rascals”. While writing this, I recalled an episode with Stymie (one of the little rascals) trying to figure out what to do with an artichoke. I just watched the episode on you tube. So funny! I think it has been over 30 years since I had watched it. Check out the episode here: