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: http://artichokes.org/recipes-and-such/basic-preparation
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.