Jerusalem Artichoke

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Helianthus tuberosus. Jerusalem artichoke. Sunchoke.

Composite Family - Compositae

American Indians drank the leaf and stem tea, or ate the flowers to treat rheumatism. Jerusalem artichoke contains high amounts of inulin. Inulin is an oligo-saccharide of fructose which putatively assists in controlling diabetes. For a reasonably fair treatment of inulin see this article


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