The artichoke is a thistle-like, vigorous cultivated plant from the sunflower family. The pulp of the thistle blossom has a tart, slightly bitter taste. A substance called cynarin is responsible for the aroma. The bitter substance has a positive effect on digestion. It stimulates the flow of saliva and stomach acid production.
Bile acid is increasingly produced and the digestion of high-fat foods is promoted. The tender vegetables are rich in fiber and provide a lot of vegetable protein. The body with calcium, iron, pro-vitamin A, and vitamin B supplied.