Calories in Artichokes

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One large Artichoke contains about 76 calories.

Take note that calories in artichokes can greatly vary. The fresher the specimen, the fewer the calories.

Although available year-round in many areas, the best season for purchasing is in Spring, generally April and May when artichokes are at their peak and their freshest.

How to Prepare Artichoke

The preparation method is generally boiling or steaming but they may also be pickled, stuffed or pureed.

Pickled hearts of the artichoke are quite delicious and may be served as an appetizer when marinated in a low calorie vinegar and oil salad dressing, or simply tossed into a chef salad. They also marry well with boiled eggs.

Dietary Fiber, Protein Grams

Dietary Fiber content is significant at 8.7 grams for a large specimen. Protein is also notable at 5.30 grams. A large artichoke contains 19 mg of Vitamin A, 71 mg of calcium, 599 mg of potassium and 17 total carb grams.

Nutrition Facts, Calories in Jerusalem, Globe & French Artichokes

Jerusalem Artichokes

Globe or French Artichokes

Nutritional Elements Units 100 g 1 Cup, Slices 100 g 1 medium 1 large
Energy kcal 73 110 47 60 76
Protein g 2.00 3.00 3.27 4.19 5.30
Total lipid (fat) g 0.01 0.02 0.15 0.19 0.24
Carbohydrate g 17.44 26.16 10.51 13.45 17.03
Fiber, total dietary g 1.6 2.4 5.4 6.9 8.7
Sugars, total g 9.60 14.40 0.99 1.27 1.60
Minerals
Calcium, Ca mg 14 21 44 56 71
Iron, Fe mg 3.40 5.10 1.28 1.64 2.07
Magnesium, Mg mg 17 26 60 77 97
Phosphorus, P mg 78 117 90 115 146
Potassium, K mg 429 644 370 474 599
Sodium, Na mg 4 6 94 120 152
Zinc, Zn mg 0.12 0.18 0.49 0.63 0.79
Vitamins
Vitamin C mg 4.0 6.0 11.7 15.0 19.0
Thiamin mg 0.200 0.300 0.072 0.092 0.117
Riboflavin mg 0.060 0.090 0.066 0.084 0.107
Niacin mg 1.300 1.950 1.046 1.339 1.695
Vitamin B-6 mg 0.077 0.116 0.116 0.148 0.188
Folate, DFE g 13 20 68 87 110
Vitamin B-12 g 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamin A, RAE g 1 2 1 1 2
Vitamin A, IU IU 20 30 13 17 21
Vitamin E mg 0.19 0.28 0.19 0.24 0.31
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) g 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Vitamin D IU 0 0 0 0 0
Vitamin K g 0.1 0.2 14.8 18.9 24.0
Lipids, Fatty Acids
Saturated g 0.000 0.000 0.036 0.046 0.058
Monounsaturated g 0.004 0.006 0.005 0.006 0.008
Polyunsaturated g 0.001 0.002 0.064 0.082 0.104
Cholesterol mg 0 0 0 0 0

Calories in Cooked State

1/2 cup of artichoke hearts contain 43 calories when cooked. The measurement per serving is after cooking - not before.

One medium specimen contains 61 calories after the cooking process.

 

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