The official name of Jerusalem artichoke is Helianthus tuberous.
This plant has many names all over the world such as sweet potato, topinambour, earth apple, sunchoke or sunroot.
The name Jerusalem artichoke is used in English.
Known as sweet potatoes, the folk medicine uses this plant in people with diabetes.
It is a sweet bulb of irregular and also bulky shape.
It is especially well-known that it does not contain starch.
This plant is recognizable by high stems and also large yellow flowers.
It comes from North America but is increasingly widespread throughout the world.
Why do you need Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke has a very low caloric value and also many nutrients.
From minerals, it contains potassium, phosphorus, calcium, iron, and magnesium.
The most important ingredient is however inulin.
For this reason, this plant is an ideal ingredient for diabetics.
In addition, it is even used for industrial extraction of inulin.
Inulin is a polysaccharide that does not give glucose but fructose.
Inulin is a probiotic, which means that it will stimulate the development of useful bacteria in the intestines.
These useful bacteria have several positive actions on our health.
It is also good for people who are suffering or are at risk of cardiovascular disease because they contribute to a general reduction of bad cholesterol.
In addition, it strengthens the blood and helps with anemia and other blood diseases and blood disorders.
It is believed that this sweet root is one of the best natural aphrodisiacs.
Health benefits of Jerusalem artichoke
– Strengthens immunity and the entire defense system of the body
– It helps to boost libido
– Increases fertility
– Reduces the risk of sterility
– Strengthen the potency
– It has antibacterial and antioxidant effects
– It can be used as a natural diuretic
– Also, it`s great for allergy prevention
– It helps to strengthen bone in case of osteoporosis
– Regulate the blood pressure
One of the major health benefits of this plant is that it helps in the prevention of cancer and also malignant intestinal diseases.
At the same time, it is generally excellent for digestion.
It contains a high potassium level.
As you probably know the lack of potassium can cause heart problems.
How to eat Jerusalem artichoke
Unlike potatoes, this plant you can eat completely raw.
Specifically, it is not necessary to cook this plant, and if you do not, you gain more nutritional value.
You can make salads in the raw form of the root.
In addition, if you cook it, you can use it like soup, supplement, and for a meal.