Murdoch Market Update
- Mulberries have started
- Local asparagus are superb, quality is excellent
- Crimson pearl potatoes have finished until February
Ingredients in artichoke leaves have been shown to reduce cholesterol by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase. They raise good cholesterol (HDL) and lower bad cholesterol (LDL). One large artichoke contains a quarter of the recommended daily intake of fiber. A medium artichoke has more fiber than a cup of prunes.
Did You Know?
Artichokes are a North African thistle and arrived in Australia with the First Fleet in 1788. About 90% of Australia’s globe artichokes are grown in Werribee South, Vic.