Artichoke, sunflower oil, wine vinegar, garlic, salt, parsley, mint, basil, flavour enhancer E-621, acidulant E-330 and antioxidant E-330. It does not contain gluten.
Benefits, Properties and Uses
It contains phenolic acids such as caffeic, chlorogenic, cynarin as well as phosphorus, iron, magnesium, calcium and potassium. It is also a wonderful source of calcium, phosphorus, potassium, iron, magnesium and zinc.
In the artichoke, the presence of vitamin B1 stands out and, thought in smaller quantities, we can find C, B3, B5 and B6 vitamins.
It is usually well used in diets due to its nutritional characteristics and low caloric content, and it also has got a lot of benefits for those who suffer from constipation, cholesterol problems, anorexia, dyspepsia, hepatitis, other liver problems; cholelithiasis, oliguria.
In addition, the artichoke has purifying properties. It is excellent for eliminating all those waste substances produced by the body and it is therefore especially recommended for detoxifying the liver by eliminating fats and bad cholesterol.
Artichokes with the roman style stem are an exquisite speciality of our company. They have been carefully chosen, they are the best in the Vega Baja, peeled and hand-packed to keep their parts in full and preserve their natural flavour and aroma.
The artichoke is a product with a high fibre content, ideal for improving digestive functions and it also has got diuretic properties, it even provides acids to reduce blood cholesterol and blood pressure. It prevents gout, diabetes, anaemia, rheumatism and gallstones. It is rich in vitamin A which helps to reduce wrinkles.
Our product provides 338 Kcal, thus, it is an ideal supplement to the Mediterranean diet. It can be used as a garnish for various dishes or it can be simply eaten on its own. It is an exquisite ingredient for salads, soups, creams, rice, pasta and any stew.
How is the artichoke prepared in the Roman style?
In Spain, some fried preparations (such as the famous shrimps in Roman Style) are usually called “a la Romana”, but conversely, these artichokes are not fried. They are an Italian recipe that is achieved by stewing these tender inflorescences with fragrant herbs (parsley, mint, basil).
Artichokes a la Romana is a healthy and nutritious recipe that can be served as an aperitif or to accompany any other dish. But artichokes are also usually eaten with ham, in omelettes, with rice or candied.
Contraindications or cautions
It should not be consumed in high doses while breastfeeding because its bitter taste can alter the taste of the milk and incite rejection by the baby.
People with diabetes and blood pressure problems should consume the artichoke in moderation, as its diuretic and purifying properties can drastically reduce blood pressure and glycaemia levels.