NATIONAL ARTICHOKE HEARTS DAY
On March 16th, National Artichoke Hearts Day offers a tasty option to add flavor to any dish.
According to the California Artichoke Advisory Board, artichokes are a good source of antioxidants, vitamin C, folate, and magnesium. The antioxidants in artichokes are very good for your liver and help promote healthy skin. Artichokes are also high in fiber, calcium, and protein while low in calories. For all of these reasons, along with being fat-free and cholesterol-free, artichokes are truly a healthy and delicious food to celebrate!
- The total antioxidant capacity of an artichoke flower head is one of the highest reported for vegetables.
- The fleshy base of the artichoke is perhaps the most enjoyably edible part of this oddly-shaped vegetable.
- California is known as the artichoke capital of the world. They supply nearly 100% of North American fresh artichokes.
While artichokes may be a little difficult to prepare, you can find artichoke hearts that are packed in vinegar, oil or marinade and canned. Eat them as a snack or add them to dips or sauces. Additionally, they also make excellent toppings on pizzas and flatbread. Are you looking for more delicious options? Toss them into the skillet for a savory sauté. Artichoke hearts just might turn into a healthy addition to your cooking routine!
HOW TO OBSERVE #ArtichokeHeartsDay
Pick up some fresh artichokes or canned artichoke hearts. Test out a few recipes with friends and family. Be sure to save and share your favorites. We even have one for you to try. Artichoke Hearts Gratin
Use #ArtichokeHeartsDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL ARTICHOKE HEARTS DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this food holiday.
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