The part that consumes the artichoke is the flower, considered one of the finest vegetables and tasty. The artichoke has five parts: the tip of the leaves, not edible, the “silk”, also would not eat, the “heart”, or fund, which is edible, and the most succulent, the base of the leaves, fleshy also edible, and the stem that after clean (no fiber), can be used in soups and salads. The artichoke has great nutritional properties. And rich with 13 vitamins, vitamin A and minerals like iron, calcium and phosphorus. In addition, the artichoke is also tannin, an efficient antidiarrheal, and an element called ciarina, which is excellent as a regulator d liver. By having fewer calories, it is recommended for weight loss regimes.