Part of the sunflower family, Jerusalem Artichokes are tuberous root of the plants. Sweet, crunchy and nutty in flavour - you use these just as you would a potato or other root vegetable. They are fantastic roasted or made into velvety soups or gratins.
Reasons to eat Jerusalem Artichokes:
They are an excellent source of minerals and electrolytes, especially potassium, iron and copper. Potassium is particularly important for the heart as it helps to keep blood pressure down - particularly in the face of a high sodium intake.
For diabetics, Jerusalem artichokes are a great choice. They are a great source of dietary fibre and especially high in oligo-fructose inulin, which is a zero calorie saccharine and inert carbohydrate. This means it gives a natural sweet taste without actually being metabolised by the body meaning there is no resulting rise in blood sugars.