National Artichoke Heart Day
National Artichoke Heart Day is observed next on Thursday, March 16th, 2023 (256 days from today).
Artichoke has long been known as an extremely good herb, containing many nutrients and providing health benefits. To raise people's awareness about the significant benefits of artichokes besides recognizing the health benefits of artichokes, Artichoke Heart Day is held every year on March 16, offering a delicious selection of artichokes mouth to add flavor to any dish.
Artichoke, scientifically known as Cynara cardunculus, is a thorny perennial plant native to Southern Europe (around the Mediterranean). Artichokes contain phytonutrients such as Gallic acid, rutin, quercetin and cynarin. The maintenance and growth of cells and immunity are largely contributed buy these antioxidants. They are resistant to pathogenic bacteria and can eliminate intracellular tumors or pathogens, thus playing an important role in cancer prevention.
The active compounds present in artichoke affect the level of plasma lipids; Antioxidants like silymarin, when combined, act as a protective liver shield and aid in better digestion. Besides, consuming artichoke helps to improve the microbial content in the gut. Specifically, a compound called cynarin in artichokes promotes choleretic activity, facilitates efficient bile production, and maintains excellent gut health.
Artichokes aid in the reduction of cholesterol in the system, thus preventing any possibility of heart disease. At the same time, artichoke also promotes better heart health by causing lipid and blood sugar lowering effects.
Artichokes are a rich source of fiber that reduces the chances of heart disease, stroke, hypertension, obesity, and diabetes.
Artichoke flowers support weight loss
In addition, this flower can also reduce serum cholesterol levels, blood pressure and resolve gastrointestinal problems such as acid reflux, ulcers, hemorrhoids and constipation.
In particular, the amount of fiber makes us feel fuller. Therefore, it is very beneficial in weight loss.
Artichokes are known to increase insulin sensitivity. The synthesis of fatty acids and triglycerides in the liver will be inhibited by the active substances in artichoke.
Artichoke flower prevent and control diabetes
In addition, Jerusalem artichoke is rich in fructooligosaccharides, which are essential components in insulin resistance with anti-diabetic effects.
Artichokes are a good source of plant-based iron. This is a useful option for calcium and iron supplements for vegetarians who cannot get the required amount of iron from animal meat and eggs.
Artichokes also contain a good amount of copper that helps in the production of red blood cells. Eating artichokes every day is effective in fighting anemia.
Artichokes are rich in healthy vitamins and antioxidants. Antioxidants such as carotenoids, tocopherols, flavonoids, etc., along with vitamins (A, C, D and E) help to overcome skin problems and pigmentation, enhancing the beauty of the skin.
Phosphorus deficiency is known to cause cognitive decline. And artichoke is rich in phosphorus, thereby helping you to limit the above situation. Besides, artichoke acts as a good vasodilator, bringing more oxygen to the brain.
Artichoke contains a good amount of calcium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, magnesium and other antioxidants that improve bone density and prevent osteoporosis.
Artichokes even help women nurture healthy fetuses and normal development. High levels of folic acid in artichokes can prevent neural tube defects from appearing in babies
History of Artichoke Hearts Day
The origin, history and founder of Artichoke Hearts Day are still being sought. No one knows why Artichoke Hearts Day is chosen to be celebrated every year on March 16. However, most people don't care too much about the reason for choosing Artichoke anniversary. People are more interested in how the organization will observe this day.
Observing Artichoke Hearts Day
On Artichoke Hearts Day, indulge yourself with delicious artichoke treats. You can choose some fresh artichoke flowers or canned artichoke hearts to make your favorite recipes. Plus, you can test out some new artichoke recipes, giving them to your friends, family and loved ones. Remember to save and share your best ones.
Roasted artichoke hearts with potatoes and carrots. With lightly olive oil and salt and pepper.
Try grilling fresh artichoke hearts for an extra smoky flavor to your meal.
Create an artichoke salad or artichoke dressing.
A favorite that you can challenge yourself is the artichoke heart and grilled cheese sandwich with bacon.
Start with this Lemony Artichoke Soup.
Another hearty recipe is the Artichoke Hearts Gratin.
It is also possible to make a variety of dipping sauces and sauces.
Use #ArtichokeHeartsDay to post on social media.
ObservedNational Artichoke Heart Day has been observed annually on March 16th.
Tuesday, March 16th, 2021
Wednesday, March 16th, 2022
Thursday, March 16th, 2023
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Sunday, March 16th, 2025