Thursday, March 16, 2017

March 16, National Artichoke Heart Day






A study conducted by the USDA shows artichokes contain a large amount of antioxidants, in the form of phytonutrients. Among the most powerful phytonutrients are Cynarin and Silymarin, which have strong positive effects on the liver. 

Artichoke Harvest

Serving an Artichoke

Resources:
Ocean Mist Farms. Since 1924, Ocean Mist Farms has provided multiple generations of customers with Artichokes and vegetables, and is still family owned. Called the California Artichoke and Vegetable Growers Corporation until 1995, Ocean Mist Farms is  headquartered in Castroville, California - “The Artichoke Capitol of the World” and home of the annual Castroville Artichoke Festival.

California Artichoke Advisory BoardThe California Artichoke Advisory Board (CAAB) was organized in 1960 by growers in response to three needs of the industry: 1) generic promotion of artichokes; 2) research into pest problems damaging artichoke crops; 3) fostering grower unity and cooperation for the benefit of the artichoke industry as a whole. Since 1999 the Board has chosen to focus its resources on a research program.

Artichoke Basics

Post a Comment

Nutrition.gov News

Dietitian Blog List