How often do you eat Artichokes and Asparagus? If you’re like most people, you would say “not very often.” The two nutritious vegetables are recognized in January so that we can all be reminded to eat more of them!
Artichokes are packed with nutrients that support the liver, digestion, helps to reduce cholesterol. Asparagus is high in vitamin C and K and helps your bones and immune system. Both Artichokes and Asparagus are said to help fight cancer and heart disease. Packed with antioxidants to keep you younger and healthier!
Need another reason to eat Asparagus? Perhaps one of the reasons Asparagus makes such a great January food is that some research has been done to show that it may help to prevent a hangover. Click here for an abstract of the study.
Peak season for fresh Artichokes is typically in the Springtime, March through May. Peak season for Asparagus starts in January and goes through June.
Here's an excellent winter recipes for Artichokes and Asparagus veggies from the jar and freezer.