Like celery, artichokes lower blood uric acid, helping alkalize the body. This is a great veggie for fiber, antioxidants, vitamin K (for bone health and blood clotting), potassium, and copper for red blood cell production.
Don't let whole artichokes intimidate you; once you get the hang of it, you'll never go back to canned. Choose plump artichoke heads with tightly closed leaves and one that is heavy for its size. Pull back on a leaf to make sure there are no black blemishes. You may store in the refrigerator in a plastic bag for up to one week.
Calcium 5.6% Iron 9.1%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 0.8%
Vitamin K 23.7% Thiamin 6.1%
Riboflavin 5.0% Niacin 6.7%
Vitamin B-6 7.4% Folate 21.8%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 4.3%
Phosphorus 11.5% Magnesium 19.2%
Zinc 4.2% Selenium 0.4%
Copper 14.8% Manganese 16.4%