The Kazakhs called Jerusalem artichoke “Chinese potato”, the Israelis “Jerusalem artichoke”, the Romanians “turnip”, well, some nationalities also called it “ground potato”.
In fact, Jerusalem artichoke is a plant that was the first to be cultivated by the Indian tribe “Jerusalem artichoke”, after which this root crop was called. Jerusalem artichoke has been known for its nutritional, healing, cosmetic characteristics for a very long time, thanks to which it has become so widespread in the world.
What is Jerusalem artichoke, what it is eaten with and for what purposes it is used today, we will tell you in our article.
Jerusalem artichoke: useful properties
This root crop contains a lot of amino acids, fiber, and most valuable natural insulin, which is so indispensable for diabetes.
Jerusalem artichoke helps the body to remove salts, toxins and cholesterol. It is recommended in the treatment of diseases such as stroke, hypertension, and even tuberculosis. To do this, you need to drink 200 grams of juice per day, diluted with water 1: 2. Jerusalem artichoke is also able to eliminate nausea and heartburn, you just have to include it in your diet.
Even Jerusalem artichoke leaves are useful. In ancient times, they treated arthritis and osteochondrosis by adding them to a hot bath.
The juice of this root vegetable is useful in the treatment of headaches, stomach ulcers, and problems with the gastrointestinal tract. To do this, drink half a glass of juice, 15 minutes before meals.
Jerusalem artichoke: how to cook
Jerusalem artichoke is best consumed raw, because this way all the useful properties of the root crop are preserved. A variety of salads seasoned with your favorite oils and spices are ideal. Jerusalem artichoke goes well with other root crops, as well as with carrots, beets and even corn.
But it can also be fried, boiled, baked and stewed. For example, bread is baked from Jerusalem artichoke powder, which is very useful for problems with the pancreas.
Jerusalem artichoke soup will be an excellent, dietary dish. Required ingredients: broccoli, cauliflower, celery, which need 100 grams, and another carrot and bell pepper. All ingredients should be boiled for no more than ten minutes, then season with spices.
And another unusual recipe will be diet coffee from Jerusalem artichoke. To do this, pour boiling water over the root tuber, then fry it, and then place it in a coffee grinder. Brew the resulting powder like regular coffee.
Jerusalem artichoke: contraindications
So far, no specific contraindications have been found for the use of Jerusalem artichoke. Only individual intolerance to this root crop is known.
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