Artichokes

Originating in the Southern Mediterranean region, artichokes have been cultivated for their unique and delicious flavor for over 1,000 years. The first great French culinary author, Pierre Francois de La Varenne, glorified artichokes as a refined and healthful food that requires no spice or garnish to be perfect—he often used artichokes as the most important ingredient in meals that he cooked for various noblemen. Researchers have found that artichokes help reduce cholesterol and alleviate digestive problems. Artichokes can aid in stabilizing sugar levels, which makes them favorable cho..

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