Globe artichokes come from the Mediterrainean while Jerusalem artichokes originate from North America.
The globe artichoke is high in cynarine, a chemical which stimulates the production of bile which helps the digestion of fats. This makes the globe artichoke the perfect starter for any rich meal.
Both types are good sources of potassium. Artichokes help to lower cholesterol.
Calories in Artichokes:
Globe Artichoke, 1 whole = 9 calories
Jerusalem Artichoke, 4 oz/100g = 41 calories