The benefits of Artichokes ”Jerusalem”
The Jerusalem artichoke is high in two essential minerals: potassium and magnesium. Potassium is a mineral that helps your heart to beat properly, keeps your blood pressure in the healthy range and assists healthy muscle function decreasing muscle spasms and strain, other benefits include
Aids Digestion due to its high fibre content
Helps Diabetes Inulin helps keep blood sugar stable , like Globe artichokes they are high in inulin and are beneficial for individuals who have diabetes
Immune System Iron is an essential mineral that enables your body to produce healthy red blood cells and transports oxygen to every part of your body. Jerusalem artichokes contain more iron than any root or tuber vegetable. Its important for maintaining your immune system and helps protect against bad germs, bacteria and other substances.
Liver Health a diet high in iron can help protect against the damage caused by free radicals and also encourages healthy function of your liver
Reduces Risk of Cancer Due to theInulin which supports healthy bacteria in your stomach and colon.
Reduces inflammation and viral cough and cold
Fibre gives you energy, adding Jerusalem artichokes to your diet may help you boost your metabolism.
High Fibre content ingested with lots of water gives skin new softness and radiance. Additionally, keeping your skin hydrated will help to diminish lines and wrinkles, and eliminate pimples and blackheads.
My Favorite way to eat Jerusalem artichokes is Raw leave the skin on just clean well
soups like a potato like texture to cook
salads they are similar to water chestnuts in texture
roast like other root vegetables, they have a waxy, nutty type flavour when cooked
pesto I prefer them raw and my favourite way to eat them is to treat them like a nut and use them as a substitute for them in dishes like that