Artichokes ( Latin name: cynaria scolymus ), are largely cultivated in the Mediterranean countries, especially in Italy. They can be eaten regularly, because they’re an excellent source of benefits which low bad cholesterol level, they control diabetes and blood pressure. Thanks to their low calorie intake, they’re suitable for a balanced nutrition, they’re rich in fibers and contain an average percentage of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron and potassium.
Full of taste but delicate at the same time, with their sweet-sour notes, artichokes hearts are delicious as appetizer. Furthermore, they’re excellent as side for meat dishes , and for fish ones’ too.