What is Jerusalem artichoke?| Women’s magazine Lisa

The Kaza­khs called Jerusalem arti­choke “Chi­nese pota­to”, the Israelis “Jerusalem arti­choke”, the Roma­ni­ans “turnip”, well, some nation­al­i­ties also called it “ground pota­to”.

Jerusalem artichokes

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 artichokes

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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