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Jerusalem Artichokes, so underestimated

Updated: Jun 6, 2019

Jerusalem Artichokes can be mistaken to resemble ginger in appearance and the plant resembles a sunflower

My career is like an artichoke. People might think that the leaves are tasty and buttered up and delicious, and they don’t even know that there’s something magical hidden at the base of it. There’s a whole other side of me that people didn’t know existed” Katy Perry

Jerusalem Artichokes
Jerusalem Artichokes

10 benefits, interesting facts and uses of Jerusalem Artichokes:

  1. Jerusalem Artichokes is rich source of fiber, which is good for regular bowel movement and have high anti-oxidants vitamins such as Vitamins A, C and E and virtually fat free

  2. Jerusalem Artichokes is high in minerals such as potassium. The potassium is good for the heart and can reduce blood pressure and heart rate by countering balancing the effects of sodium

  3. Jerusalem Artichokes has the highest trace elements of iron, approximately 42.5% of RDA, among the common edible tubular and root vegetables and essential to prevent iron deficiency anemia

  4. Jerusalem Artichokes contains oligo-fructose insulin, which is a soluble non-starch polysaccharide. Consumption of it does not increase the blood sugar levels, because the body does not absorb this type of sugar. This could be ideal as a sweetener for diabetics

  5. Jerusalem Artichokes can be eaten raw, cooked, boiled, steamed, baked or pickled. It has a nutty, starch-rich root vegetable, slightly sweet taste and can be substituted for potatoes (chips or mashed)

  6. Eating fresh raw Jerusalem Artichokes is an ancient remedy for clearing out blocked noses and for opening blocked ears. Chew a small piece or two thoroughly

  7. Jerusalem Artichokes can be turned into flour and is popular for people who have celiac disease

  8. Jerusalem Artichokes discolour quickly after cutting, therefore dip then in water with lemon juice until you ready to use them in a delicious nutty tasting dish

  9. Eating Jerusalem Artichokes to quickly and in great abundance can cause flatulence. So add caraway seeds and fresh mint to the dish and sip a cup of strong mint tea after eating them

  10. 100 grams of Jerusalem Artichokes has approximately 1.5 grams of carbohydrates

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