the fields of Valencian Community They are a superfood that stands out for their nutritional properties and the long shelf life in which they can be eaten fresh, enjoying all their flavour.
artichoke It has a special place in the Mediterranean diet because of the number of dishes that can be prepared. In the province of Castellón, due to its quality, it receives the Benicarlo Artichoke Denomination of Origin, although it is also grown in Calige, Peñíscola and Viñaros. Between October and June, more than 3.5 million are marketed of this variety, which is distinguished by its flat and compact shape and its peculiar dimples.
This Vegetable Has Very Few Calories – Which Makes It Helpful slimming diet– and is a diuretic, so it causes more excretion of urine.
After water, most of the components of artichoke are carbohydrates, among which stand out fiber and inulin, a very special sugar that is well tolerated even by diabetics. In the same way, they are sources of calcium, phosphorus, iron and potassium; Whereas between the presence of vitamins Vitamins A, B1-thiamine-, B6 and C,
However, most notable in its nutritional value are a range of substances that are found in small amounts but are endowed with remarkable positive physiological effects.
These are sterols and cynarin. the first has the ability to limit cholesterol absorption In the intestine. the second is an acid substance that has the ability increase bile secretion in digestive processes and lowers levels of what is known as ‘bad’ cholesterol.