The Jerusalem artichoke, also known as the Jerusalem artichoke, boasts important properties: let's discover them all, together with the contraindications.
Tuber with edible roots, the Jerusalem artichoke boasts important properties that are worth knowing. It is a food similar in appearance to the potato , which is widely used in the kitchen, both cooked and raw. Let's find out the benefits it brings to the entire body and the contraindications to keep in mind before including it in the diet.
Topinambur: properties and benefits
Jerusalem artichoke, also known as German turnip , is a tuber with edible roots that boasts important properties. Belonging to the Asteraceae family , it is native to the Americas but also grows spontaneously in Italy, especially on the banks of streams, rivers or in less arid soils. Rich in mineral salts, including iron, phosphorus and potassium, vitamins A, C and E, carotenoids, flavonoids, fibers and inulin, it also boasts slimming properties because it contains very few calories. Not only that, even if in small quantities, it is also recommended for coeliacs because it is gluten -free.
With a taste similar to that of the artichoke, which is why it is also called the Jerusalem artichoke, the root of the Jerusalem artichoke is eaten. The latter is similar to that of the potato, but appears covered in bumps and rougher. Including it in the diet can help bring various benefits to the entire body. In addition to its slimming virtues, in fact, this tuber helps fight free radicals and, like many other laxative foods , constipation. Protecting against inflammation and viral forms and facilitates intestinal functioning.
View this post on Instagram
Jerusalem artichokes: contraindications
Considering the nutritional values of Jerusalem artichoke – every 100 grams are about 73 kcal – it is worth seeing how to use it in the kitchen. If raw, it can be used to prepare tasty salads. Cooked, on the other hand, it is suitable for soups, velvety and side dishes. As far as contraindications are concerned, the root of the tuber should never be consumed in large quantities because, containing inulin, it can cause intestinal problems, such as diarrhea and stomach ache. It should be emphasized that contact with the plant can give rise to bad allergic dermatitis.
Riproduzione riservata © - WT
What is special about Bruno Barbieri’s carbonara?
Bruno Barbieri's recipe for carbonara causes discussion, perhaps more for the name than for the taste. Try this particular take...
Antibiotic resistance: how to spot it and what to do
Resistance to antibiotics: causes, consequences and possible remedies to be able to try to solve the problem. Are you concerned...
Let’s find out how to prepare excellent cannelloni stuffed with meat
Meat cannelloni are an excellent first course, ideal for Sundays. Let's see together how to prepare them! Meat cannelloni are...
Reinforcement salad: a traditional Neapolitan Christmas dish
The reinforcement salad is a side dish based on papacelle, cauliflower, olives and spring onions: one of the most popular...
Don’t throw away the vegetable peels: turn them into crunchy chips!
Making baked vegetable peel chips is a great way to reduce waste in the kitchen. Here's which vegetables to use...
Fashion7 days ago
Black Friday fashion: between advances, fast shopping and discounted luxury purchases
Fashion1 week ago
The super mini skirt in the shape of a belt: the model designed by Diesel could become a trend thanks to Dua Lipa
Recipes7 days ago
How to make risotto pasta in a pan: have you ever tasted it?
Beauty1 week ago
The bob with bangs is a timeless hair look: here are the coolest styles