Anything in this category will help improve circulation and prevent blood clots, so they are great for the heart and can help prevent heart disease. They are also known to help memory function and urinary tract health and to reduce free radical damage.
- Fiesoles are special baby artichokes with a rich purple color. They're grown in California, taste rich and nutty and are almost entirely edible because they have no choke inside. Cooking reduces their vibrant hue so I eat them raw (shaved in a salad).