Ocean Mist Pushes Heart Health with Artichokes for Valentine's Day

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Wed. February 10th, 2016 - by Jordan Okumura-Wright

CASTROVILLE, CA - Ocean Mist Farms wants to put an emphasis on the heart for the Day of Hearts coming up this Sunday, encouraging retailers to push artichokes’ propensity for heart-health in their Valentine’s Day promotions.

Diana McClean, Director of Marketing, Ocean Mist Farms"Valentine's Day is a good time for retailers to drive incremental sales with artichokes," Diana McClean, Ocean Mist's Director of Marketing, tells us. "They're great to share and can be prepared in a variety of ways, including baked, steamed, grilled, and microwaved, to name a few. Learn more at allaboutartichokes.com.

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“The artichoke is one of the most nutritious vegetables available during the winter months and Ocean Mist Farms, the largest grower of artichokes in North America, is shipping beautiful artichokes now to grocery stores nationwide,” the company said in a press release, suggesting that consumers heat things up on Valentine’s Day with fire-roasted artichokes.

Fighting cancer is not the only power artichokes have in their nutrient arsenal. The leaves of the produce have been found to be made of certain ingredients that help reduce levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase the levels of good cholesterol (HDL, or omega-3 fatty acid).

Other advantages artichokes pack include a richness in sources of potassium, which impacts numerous organ systems and helps neutralize the effects of excess sodium. As a result, they can help reduce blood pressure, in turn reducing the chances of heart attacks and coronary heart disease.

“Your heart will love you,” the company promises of the choice to integrate artichokes into Valentine’s Day celebrations.

More can be found about key selling points and methods for this powerhouse veggie, including recipes, additional benefits, and more by going to www.allaboutartichokes.com.

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