The Proper Way to Eat a Steamed Artichoke, and Vitamin K Content

Artichokes?  Yeah, they’re high in vitamin K (including the heart):

  • 1 ounce/28 grams of artichoke contains 4.1 mcg of vitamin K – 5% Daily Value (DV)
  • 100 grams of artichoke contains 14.8 mcg of vitamin K – 18% DV
  • 120 grams/1 medium artichoke contains 17.8 mcg of vitamin K – 22% DV

As for how to eat the leaves?  Eating the entire leaf seems like the obvious choice.  I know of people who eat the rind of oranges (though I’d highly recommending washing thoroughly beforehand)…

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