Artichoke Powder - Cynara Scolymus
Scientific Name: Cynara Scolymus
Comon Names: Globe artichoke
What is artichoke:
Just by looking at an artichoke you may be a little intimidated. It has a thorny exterior that grows about 3 feet tall. Touching it might draw blood, but when you peel all those layers the Artichoke plant is a great addition to your everyday diet.
Parts of artichoke that contain nutritional value:
The edible purple buds of the Artichoke plant are packed with antioxidants. Artichoke is also a great source of dietary fibers, vitamin C and folate.
How artichoke powder is used:
Artichoke Powder can be pretty much added to anything. You can put it in cookies, smoothies, muffins, coffee or pretty much any beverage. Artichoke can also be consumed in a capsule form.