Peak of Season: Artichokes

April 18, 2018
| Created by Genevieve Daly, RDN, CD

Are artichokes really worth all the effort?

Yes! Although they may seem intimidating to prepare at first, these flower buds can be trimmed and cooked in under 5 minutes. Check out this link for an easy how-to guide for trimming an artichoke:

What makes them so healthy?

Artichokes contain a fiber called inulin, making them a great source of prebiotics. These prebiotics act as food for our good gut bacteria, contributing to our overall health. At only 25 calories a piece, artichokes are a good source of vitamin C, folate, and magnesium.

Try dipping artichoke leaves in a Dietitians Choice mayo or a Greek yogurt with garlic and lemon for a healthy, delicious snack.