Have you ever heard of artichoke? This amazing vegetable is similar to the potato and it is known for its incredible and numerous healing and medicinal benefits and that is why it has went off the charts in recent years.
Helianthus tuberosus the herbal name of this vegetable is a type of plant that has been used in traditional (alternative medicine) for a long period of time. This amazing vegetable is low in calories (only 73 to 100 grams) which is why this vegetable is greatly recommended for people who are trying to lose some extra pounds.
And the fact that the artichoke is rich in fiber content makes it even better because it makes it good to eat it even for people who have disorders in their digestive flora.
Artichoke has an abundance of vitamins and minerals
The “Jerusalem Artichoke” has an abundance of potassium, which is a mineral that is going to regulate the blood pressure of the consumer and it is also going to give the consumer the proper function of the heart and muscles.
This mineral is also going to regulate the water levels in your body and the transmission of the nerve impulses too! Another thing that makes the artichoke great is that only half a cup of the vegetable consists of 20% of the quantities that a human needs daily.
The list of nutrients that this vegetable contains is very long so here are some of them: insulin, calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamins A, B, C and D as well as essential amino acids. This vegetable is best consumed raw in salads, but some people also consume it baked or boiled.
But, the most effective way that this vegetable could be cooked in is an artichoke soup, because it is going to give you the proper benefits if you consume it in this way. And in the following article we are going to present to you a way of making this amazingly beneficial soup.
You are going to need the following ingredients:
- Four artichoke tubers
- Two carrots
- A parsley root with leaves
- A of gluten-free flour
- Three tablespoons of olive oil
- 150 grams of boiled potatoes
- A pinch of salt
How to prepare the soup:
The first thing you are going to need to do is to chop the carrots and parsley, after that put them in a pan and start frying them with some olive oil.
When they get a brownish color you are going to need to add in the flour and 1 liter of salty water. And while that is cooking peel the artichoke and slice them into cubes.
Once the water starts boiling add in all of the other vegetables along with the artichoke into the mixture and cook the soup until the artichoke and potatoes are soft.
And in this other recipe we are going to present to you how to make an artichoke salad which has even more benefits for your health:
- 5 kilograms of artichokes
- 5 kilograms of apples
- Orange juice squeezed out from one orange
- Some olive oil
How to prepare the salad:
Firstly, peel all of the apples and the artichoke and grate them. Then pour the orange juice over the mixture and after that add in 1 tsp. of olive oil. Mix all of the ingredients well and serve out the apples and artichoke salad.