The artichoke was first consumed by Greeks and Romans before making its way throughout Europe during the Middle Ages. The French and the Spanish first introduced them to America—they were a staple during their long transatlantic journeys. With approximately 40 calories per 100-g serving, artichokes are similar to carrots in terms of caloric intake. Their high vitamin and mineral content puts them a step ahead of many other vegetables. Potassium, calcium, as well as vitamins B and C are among the many nutrients that are found in significant amounts in artichokes.
Artichoke hearts, water, salt, citric acid.