Native to the Mediterranean, artichokes are popular vegetables in certain countries, especially France. Although artichokes are available year-round in most markets, prime season is from March to May. For this recipe it is perfectly fine to use processed marinated artichoke hearts.
Ingredients for Creamy Artichoke-Parmesan Dip
Makes about 4 cups dip.
Artichokes are low in calories, about 60 calories for amedium one. Good sources of fiber, potassium and magnesium.
It is a natural diuretic, adigestive aid, and provides nutrition tohealth-promoting bacteria in the intestinal tract. Some stu dies suggest th at fresh artichokes help control blood sugars in diabetics and lower cholesterol levels.
However artichokes have a high amount of natural sodium, but still lower than many processed foods.