What is an artichoke?

Artichoke is not familiar to many people, it is also a kind of vegetable, this kind of food in the production, there are some methods, but when choosing artichoke, need to have some knowledge of it, so that when eating, there will not be any damage to the body, that artichoke is what it is, it can be Chinese food ingredients, also can be used as medicine, it is more widely used.

Many people are not very clear about what artichoke is, and when choosing artichoke, they need to have a good understanding of it, so that when choosing it, they can know what kind of value it has and how to use it.

What is artichoke.

Artichoke, also known as artichoke, vegetable artichoke, French lily, and lotus lily, is a perennial herb. It is native to the Mediterranean coast and is derived from C. cardunculus L., the most widely cultivated herb in France, where it was introduced to Shanghai in the 19th century. It is most widely cultivated in France, where it was introduced to Shanghai in the 19th century.

In China, it is mainly cultivated in Shanghai, Zhejiang, Hunan, Yunnan and other places in small quantities. In order to meet the needs of the international market, a large area in Taiwan Province of China has been planted for export and earning foreign exchange. Artichoke is eaten by its flower buds and its petioles can be cooked after being softened by cultivation.

Medicinal Value

The involucral bracts and receptacles of artichoke buds are eaten as a vegetable, and the roots are used as a medicine, liver stimulant and diuretic.

The flower buds of artichoke are rich in nutrients. Each 100 grams of edible part contains 86.5% water, 2.8 g protein, 0.2 g fat, 9.9 g carbohydrate, vitamin A 160IU, vitamin B 10.06 mg, vitamin calendar 0.08 mg, vitamin 11 mg, calcium 51 mg, phosphorus 69 mg, iron 1.1 mg. The leaves contain artichokes, which are effective in treating chronic hepatitis and lowering cholesterol.

After being softened, it can be used as cooking food with fresh taste. It has been used in medicine to make digestive tablets and aperitifs. The edible parts are the involucre and receptacle of the flower buds, which have a chestnut-like aroma. The annual demand for canned artichokes in the world is more than 100,000 tons. The sepals of artichoke are also used to make candied fruit.

The above is a detailed description of what artichoke is, when it is time to choose it, can be assured that it has high medicinal value, it has a good help on human diseases, so the choice of it can be carried out with confidence, it is not harmful to human health, and it contains a lot of nutrients.