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A low carb, low fat vegetable belonging to the thistle family, the artichoke was well know to the ancient Greeks and Romans for its nutritional and healing qualities.

Artichoke has two compounds, cynarin, and sesquiterpene-lactones, that inhibit cholesterol synthesis and increase the excretion of cholesterol in the bile, thus reducing levels of cholesterol in the blood.

As well artichokes are an excellent source of:

and a good source of:

Artichoke is normally used as an ingredient in the following Healthelicious products: