Nutrients Found in Artichokes
Artichokes are rich in fiber, vitamin A, vitamins B (folic acid, niacin, riboflavin, thiamine, biotin), vitamin C, as well as minerals such as chromium (trace mineral), magnesium (trace mineral), manganese, and potassium. A medium-sized artichoke containing just 60 calories and 0.2g of fat can provide you with all these nutrients. Artichokes also contain a high proportion of oligosaccharide (a type of carbohydrate), which serves as food for the friendly bacteria in your intestinal tract. This makes the artichoke a natural probiotic food that supports the health of your digestive system.