Want to know the highest antioxidant of the vegetable world

Globe Artichokes, high in antioxidants, learn more from Cassandra Austin of Casstronomy

The Antioxidant levels of Artichokes” Globe”

The Artichoke is classed the highest vegetable (herb) in antioxidant levels. its very high in fibre, potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus and other trace elements important for a healthy body. Its especially good for poor liver function.


Cholesterol Lowering . Luteolin is found in leaves, and in high amounts in artichokes. Its been shown to prevent LDL-cholesterol oxidation and can reduce the chance of arterial disease.

Lower Blood Pressure The diuretic properties of the herb makes it a potent natural anti-hypertensive and hence it is used in lowering the blood pressure..

Digestive Problems helps digestion by increasing the production of bile which is released into the gallbladder aiding digestion and increasing viamin absorption

Assists Hayfever prevention A flavonoid, Quercetin, also found in artichokes is a natural antihistamine

Helps  relieve Sinus Quercetin also increases  the effective of vitamin C in the body, and reduces inflammation of the membrane lining a sinus

Prevents Cancer Another important flavonoid found in artichokes is Silymarin which has been identified as a cancer preventative.

Liver Cleanser Silymarin is good for the liver as it helps repair damaged tissue and protects the liver from further damage

Detoxification and Revitalizing A  good source of anti-oxidants such as silymarin, caffeic acid and ferulic acid, which help body protect from harmful free-radical agents

Other health benefits include

Anti inflammotary

Reduce blood sugar

Relieve abdominal pain indigestion

Nausea and bloating



Musculo skeletal disorders


Artichokes only have about 25 calories

Improved liver function makes weight loss easier as the metabolic assimilation of food is more efficient


Improved skin luminosity Globes help the body rid itself of excess water and toxins
Diretic Artichoke possesses strong diuretic properties eliminating bloating and fluid retention


Infusion: use the leaves you normally throw away. You will need about 12-15 leaves per half litre (approx. 2 cups) of boiling water. Pour over the chopped leaves and allow to brew for 5 minutes. Strain and drink 2 cups during the day

Poach and preserve in a vinegar, lemon juice, herbs and oil

Slice and serve on pizzas, toss through pastas and risottos

Bake with preserved lemon, olive oil, garlic, chilli finish with mint

So Love your Liver today, swap a couple of glasses of wine for a couple of gorgeous Globes x

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Cassandra Austin

Kitchen Coaching, Nutrition and Selfcare

A Corporate Chef with extra qualifications in< Diet and Nutrition, Food and Wellness, Food Psychology, Kitchen Medicine Vocational education trainer in Commercial Cookery, Dip Hospitality Management  & Business



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