This is an exotic plant that comes from Africa and has reached a long way to be part of the kitchen today. The Artichoke firstly gained popularity as a medicinal element which was sought to fight biliary problems. Little by little, it was being mostly consumed for medicinal purposes in the ancient world. It spread in countries like Spain, England and France, slowly leaving aside healing qualities and focusing on its taste.
But today we know that the artichoke is a plant that promotes bile production, important for digestion of fats, also known as an excellent diuretic; it helps against different digestive processes, promoting appetite and improving symptoms such as heartburn.
Artichoke is beneficial for people who suffer from a minor injury in the liver, but is also a famous purifier and detoxifier widely used as a supplement for weight loss. Some even claim it as a potent aphrodisiac.
But the advantages do not end here; As well as having many other qualities, it is an excellent culinary complement. A fine appearance and smooth and delicate flavor, it has charmed famous people such as Catherine de Medici and Henry II of France, along with many others. Today I invite you to include it in your day to day with delicious recipes that will benefit your health while you enjoy this delicate food.
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