A precious food of which nothing is thrown away! Here's how to reuse the artichoke leaves to prepare the water and cream
Artichokes, a precious food of which nothing is thrown away! Here's how to reuse artichoke scraps and leaves to prepare these two recipes that won't disappoint you
They are good in all sauces. The artichoke season is winding down, but we can still take advantage of the many benefits. With their numerous properties they are useful in stimulating the good functioning of the intestine. They also represent an important source of valuable mineral salts, among which we find sodium, potassium, phosphorus and calcium. One more reason to use them to the fullest and not throw anything away, not even the hardest outer leaves.
Artichokes contain Vitamin C, B vitamins, but also vitamin K, useful in the prevention of osteoporosis, iron and copper. Although there are many recipes, some involve throwing away the scraps or part of the leaves. Mistaken! We can also use those in two different ways: to prepare artichoke water and for the exquisite artichoke cream, delicate and tasty.
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Artichoke water is nothing more than the water in which this vegetable was cooked in which, during cooking, most of the vitamins, mineral salts and other substances were dispersed. A concentrate of "health" that is absolutely not lost. It is a detox drink which helpspurge the liver and to improve digestion.
To prepare the artichoke water, just remove the outermost leaves. After washing the leaves well, place them in a pot of water, bring to a boil and leave to cook for about 15 minutes. Here all our indications to prepare theartichoke water
Another recipe to take advantage of the leaves and not throw them away is the very good one artichoke cream. To prepare it you need
- 320 of artichoke leaves
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 teaspoon of curry
- Salt to taste
Here is our recipe to prepare the cream of artichokes
Excellent both for dressing pasta and for croutons and bruschetta, the artichoke cream is a simple solution to recover artichoke waste.
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