(Globe and Jerusalem)
Globe artichokes come from the Mediterrainean
while Jerusalem artichokes originate from North America.
The globe artichoke is high in cynarine,
a chemical which stimulates the production of bile which helps the digestion
of fats. This makes the globe artichoke the perfect starter for any rich
Both types are good sources of potassium.
Artichokes help to lower cholesterol.
Calories in Artichokes:
Globe Artichoke, 1 whole = 9 calories
Jerusalem Artichoke, 4 oz/100g = 41 calories