Is raw cardoon better than cooked cardoon?

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Cardoon is a thistle-like plant, grown in the Mediterranean region. The flower buds and stems are usually cooked and consumed. It is rich in dietary fiber, folate, magnesium, manganese, and vitamin B6. A cooked version is better due to several reasons:

·     Cooking unlocks several nutrients from the plant’s cell walls and makes them easily absorbable by the body.

·     Fiber is absorbed better by the body when cooked.

·     Studies reveal that boiling and steaming retain nutrition better than frying.

You can try this boiled cardoon recipe to obtain all its goodness.