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Artichoke (Cynara scolymus)

(Artichoke)  All commercially grown artichokes in the United States come from California, particularly the central coast where cool summers and mild winters provide an ideal growing area.  The globe artichoke, a member of the composite family of flowers, is closely related to the thistle.  If left to flower, the plants produce violet blossoms measuring seven inches across.  The part we eat is from the immature flower bud.  The edible portion of the "globe" is composed of the fleshy bases of the flower bracts (look like leaves) and the receptacle to which the bracts are attached, commonly referred to as the "heart."  Artichokes can be purchased all year long, but the best quality are available from March through May.  Select artichokes that are dark green, heavy for their size and blemish-free.  The globe should be compact and not beginning to open.  Artichokes can be washed, placed in a plastic bag, and stored in the refrigerator for several days until used.  See the nutritional chart below.  See Artichoke, Cooking and Eating

Artichokes, (globe or French), cooked, boiled, drained, without salt

NDB No:     11008

Nutrient Units Value per
100 grams of
edible portion
Number
of Data
Points
Std.
Error
1.00 X 1 artichoke, medium
-------
120g
Proximates
Water
g
83.97
0
0
100.76
Energy
kcal
50
0
0
60
Energy
kj
208
0
0
250
Protein
g
3.48
0
0
4.18
Total lipid (fat)
g
0.16
0
0
0.19
Ash
g
1.21
0
0
1.45
Carbohydrate, by difference
g
11.18
0
0
13.42
Fiber, total dietary
g
5.4
0
0
6.5
Sugars, total
g
0.99
1
0
1.19
Minerals
Calcium, Ca
mg
45
0
0
54
Iron, Fe
mg
1.29
0
0
1.55
Magnesium, Mg
mg
60
0
0
72
Phosphorus, P
mg
86
0
0
103
Potassium, K
mg
354
0
0
425
Sodium, Na
mg
95
0
0
114
Zinc, Zn
mg
0.49
0
0
0.59
Copper, Cu
mg
0.233
0
0
0.280
Manganese, Mn
mg
0.259
0
0
0.311
Selenium, Se
mcg
0.2
0
0
0.2
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
mg
10.0
0
0
12.0
Thiamin
mg
0.065
0
0
0.078
Riboflavin
mg
0.066
0
0
0.079
Niacin
mg
1.001
0
0
1.201
Pantothenic acid
mg
0.342
0
0
0.410
Vitamin B-6
mg
0.111
0
0
0.133
Folate, total
mcg
51
0
0
61
Folic acid
mcg
0
0
0
0
Folate, food
mcg
51
0
0
61
Folate, DFE
mcg_DFE
51
0
0
61
Vitamin B-12
mcg
0.00
0
0
0.00
Vitamin A, IU
IU
177
0
0
212
Vitamin A, RAE
mcg_RAE
9
0
0
11
Retinol
mcg
0
0
0
0
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
mg
0.19
0
0
0.23
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
mcg
14.8
1
0
17.8
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated
g
0.037
0
0
0.044
4:0
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
6:0
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
8:0
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
10:0
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
12:0
g
0.002
0
0
0.002
14:0
g
0.002
0
0
0.002
16:0
g
0.031
0
0
0.037
18:0
g
0.003
0
0
0.004
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
g
0.005
0
0
0.006
16:1 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
18:1 undifferentiated
g
0.005
0
0
0.006
20:1
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
22:1 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
g
0.068
0
0
0.082
18:2 undifferentiated
g
0.049
0
0
0.059
18:3 undifferentiated
g
0.018
0
0
0.022
18:4
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
20:4 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
20:5 n-3
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
22:5 n-3
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
22:6 n-3
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
Cholesterol
mg
0
0
0
0
Other
Alcohol, ethyl
g
0.0
0
0
0.0
Caffeine
mg
0
0
0
0
Theobromine
mg
0
0
0
0
Carotene, beta
mcg
106
0
0
127
Carotene, alpha
mcg
0
1
0
0
Cryptoxanthin, beta
mcg
0
1
0
0
Lycopene
mcg
0
1
0
0
Lutein + zeaxanthin
mcg
464
1
0
557
USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 16-1 (2004)

The above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31):  'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.  And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so.   God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV)  Let no animal suffer or die that we may live!  (d-31)

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