This low rated and irregularly shaped plant has been somehow forgotten but it still on high rank of the list of healthy foods. It is used for soup and stew preparation and it great substitute for potato.
What is sunroot?
Sunroot , or Jerusalem artichoke, belongs in the sunflower family. This plant origin from North America. This plant grows in groups and has irregular shape, which complicates their removal from the soil. Sunroot has mild and sweet flavor and is used for preparing soups, stews and it great potato substitute. This plant contain potassium, 100 grams of fresh sunroot meets 20% of daily needs for potassium, has 1, 5 grams of protein, 1, 2 grams of fiber and it also contains calcium, iron, vitamin C, vitamin B1 and B2 and folic acid.
The biggest nutritional plus lies in the high percentage of inulin, easily digestible carbohydrates that have probiotic properties that stimulate the development of good bacteria in the gut, which are important for overall health. It normalizes the level of triglycerides and cholesterol in the blood, prevents the development of cardiovascular diseases and reduces fat deposits from which people with excessive weight suffer from. 100 grams of sunroot contains about 14 grams of inulin.
-- It is great for diabetics because it has zero glycemic index
-- Great for children who take antibiotics because it restores intestinal flora and strengthens immunity
-- Helps in persons with high blood pressure because it contains an abundance of potassium
-- Makes you feel full, reduces appetite and does not cause fattening
-- Sunroot is great for cleansing the organism, especially when eaten fresh
Recipe for simple sunroot salad
-- 500 grams of apples
-- 500 grams of sunroot
-- Juice of one orange
-- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
Peel both the apples and sunroot and grind them. Pour the orange juice and olive oil over them and mix everything well.