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Founded in Hawaii in 1851, Dole Food Company, Inc., with 2010 revenues of $6.9 billion, is the world's largest producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit and fresh vegetables. Dole markets a growing line of packaged and frozen foods, and is a produce industry leader in nutrition education and research. The Company does business in more than 90 countries and employs, on average, 36,000 full-time, regular employees and 23,000 full-time seasonal or temporary employees, worldwide.
BY Dole Fresh Vegetables

The Astounding Benefits of the Artichoke

Artichokes are listed as one of the big Super foods in the vegetable aisle with many positive health benefits.

Artichokes have one of the highest antioxidant levels among all fresh vegetables. Antioxidants fight against free radicals that may cause damage to healthy cells. Research shows that artichokes in our diet may reduce the risk of certain cancers, heart disease and Alzheimer’s.

As part of a healthy diet, Artichokes can selectively nourish the “good” bacteria that line your intestinal track and ward off E.Coli and other food borne viruses. The fiber in artichokes, along with the phytochemicals luteolin and cynarin, is thought to help lower cholesterol levels. Even more good news, artichokes are low in calories and carbs!

U.S. artichokes are grown exclusively in California, and the United States consumes over half of them!