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Nutritional And Functional Properties of Cynara Crops (Globe Artichoke and Cardoon) and Their Potential Applications: A Review

@inproceedings{Christaki2012NutritionalAF,
  title={Nutritional And Functional Properties of Cynara Crops (Globe Artichoke and Cardoon) and Their Potential Applications: A Review},
  author={Efterpi Christaki and Eleftherios Bonos and Panagiota Florou-Paneri},
  year={2012}
}
Cynara genus, originating from the Mediterranean area, includes globe artichoke (Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus L) and cardoon (Cynara cardunculus var. altilis DC). Traditionally these crops have long been used as food and medicine. Nowadays, they are considered as functional foods, owing to their nutritional properties. Artichoke has exhibited hepatoprotective and antioxidative activities, as well as the ability to inhibit cholesterol biosynthesis and low density lipoprotein oxidation, due… 

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