The delicious artichokes from the Italian food store down the street inspired today’s post. Artichokes are very high in fibre, potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus and other trace elements important for a balanced system. They help poor liver function, gout and improve bile secretions. Artichokes can improve the appetite and digestion and are a natural diuretic.
Infusion: Pour 2 cups of boiling water over 12-15 chopped leaves and allow to brew for 5 minutes. Strain and drink 2 cups during the day.
Cooking: Trim the outside leaves (and use for the infusion above). Cook the artichokes whole, sliced lengthwise, halved, quartered or chopped, pre-cooked in a little water or broth and used in rice dishes, potato dishes, salads or as a topping for pizzas. They can be fried, steamed, boiled, stuffed, chopped with other ingredients for a filling for tomatoes, served with sauces.
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