Cardoon

Cardoon, a thistle related vegetable that is prized in the Mediterranean region, but seldom seen in markets in the United States. See more about it below.

Cardoon

Cardoon

More About Cardoon:

Cardoon is a perennial celery-like looking vegetable that is closely related to globe artichoke, and is a member of the thistle family. It is prized by people from the Mediterranean countries for its unique flavor, which we think is similar to the taste of artichoke.  We have found that cardoon is usually only available in the markets around Christmas time.  Many people discard the tougher outer ribs, but we have found that they have excellent flavor, too, if you don’t mind throwing away the stringy remains, as one does with artichoke bracts (leaves).

All the ribs in this bunch are edible, as are the smaller leaves. The new growth center stalks have a frilly top which is too tough to eat and should be removed with the larger outer leaves.  The inner tender stalks can be eaten raw.  Cardoon is best prepared by boiling in soups and steaming.  We have also stir-fried cardoon in water.  See the nutritional chart below.

Previous Vegetable: http://veganvenue.org/white-cabbage/
Next Vegetable: http://veganvenue.org/carrots/

Cardoon, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt

NDB No: 11123

Nutrient Units Value per
100 grams of
edible portion
Number
of Data
Points
Std.
Error

Proximates

Water
g
93.46
0
0
Energy
kcal
22
0
0
Energy
kj
92
0
0
Protein
g
0.76
0
0
Total lipid (fat)
g
0.11
0
0
Ash
g
0.34
0
0
Carbohydrate, by difference
g
5.33
0
0
Fiber, total dietary
g
1.7
0
0

Cardoon Minerals

Calcium, Ca
mg
72
0
0
Iron, Fe
mg
0.73
0
0
Magnesium, Mg
mg
43
0
0
Phosphorus, P
mg
23
0
0
Potassium, K
mg
392
0
0
Sodium, Na
mg
176
0
0
Zinc, Zn
mg
0.18
0
0
Manganese, Mn
mg
0.133
0
0
Selenium, Se
mcg
1.0
0
0

Cardoon Vitamins

Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
mg
1.7
0
0
Thiamin
mg
0.018
0
0
Riboflavin
mg
0.031
0
0
Niacin
mg
0.294
0
0
Pantothenic acid
mg
0.097
0
0
Vitamin B-6
mg
0.042
0
0
Folate, total
mcg
22
0
0
Folic acid
mcg
0
0
0
Folate, food
mcg
22
0
0
Folate, DFE
mcg_DFE
22
0
0
Vitamin B-12
mcg
0.00
0
0
Vitamin A, IU
IU
118
0
0
Vitamin A, RAE
mcg_RAE
6
0
0
Retinol
mcg
0
0
0

Lipids

Fatty acids, total saturated
g
0.012
0
0
16:0
g
0.010
0
0
18:0
g
0.002
0
0
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
g
0.020
0
0
16:1 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
0
18:1 undifferentiated
g
0.020
0
0
20:1
g
0.000
0
0
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
g
0.044
0
0
18:2 undifferentiated
g
0.044
0
0
Cholesterol
mg
0
0
0

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 17 (2004)

Please visit our main web site: https://all-creatures.org

Thank you for visiting all-creatures.org

Since date

, , ,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

three × three =

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.