Homeland Jerusalem artichoke - North America, where it grows in the wild. In Russia, Jerusalem artichokes caught in the southern and middle latitudes.
Artichoke striking diversity contained in the tubers of vitamins and minerals. Vitamins B and C, it is two times more than in potatoes. In Jerusalem artichoke tubers present potassium, zinc, iron, phosphorus. In addition, the artichoke is very rich aneurine, it contains nitrogenous compounds, fiber, proteins, sugars, and 20% carbohydrates. The main ingredient - a polysaccharide inulin, it is converted in the body to fructose, which is necessary for patients with diabetes mellitus. Inulin replaces sugar and starch.
Jerusalem artichoke tuber can be cooked the same dishes like potato. More delicious boiled and baked potatoes. Try this unusual vegetable in some dishes.
2 pieces of artichoke, 1 part carrot and a few leaves of borage cut or grate, mix and fill with vegetable oil and salt.
2 pieces of artichoke, 2 parts of sauerkraut, 1 part apple chop and mix, add vegetable oil and salt to taste.
In a classic vinaigrette add raw, cooked or pickled artichoke.
In the filling of pies add grated and then braised artichoke.
Jerusalem artichokes fried
Tubers are cut, dipped in boiling water and cook as potatoes.
Jerusalem artichokes baked
Peeled potatoes baked in the oven, fill with oil.
The chemical composition of Jerusalem artichoke allows its use as a therapeutic agent. Artichoke prevents heart attack and stroke, with systematic use of reduced blood sugar, improves eyesight. Artichoke indispensable in the treatment of gout, gastrointestinal disorders, kidney stones, anemia. Jerusalem artichoke normalizes carbohydrate and fat metabolism, increases efficiency, regulates heart rhythm, displays the body of radionuclides and heavy metals.
Patients with diabetes are recommended to use 2-3 raw tuber three times a day, this vegetable lowers blood sugar, drastically reducing the need for insulin, and contributes to a significant reduction in weight.
Freshly grated tuber is applied to the affected areas of skin with festering wounds, ulcers, boils and eczema. Freshly prepared juice taken in case of poisoning.
When the pain in the joints take a bath with a decoction of green mass of the plant. 1, 5 kg of chopped greens boil for 20-25 minutes and pour into the tub. It does not lie in less than 10-15 minutes. Baths can be taken daily or every other day. Many patients become easier after 3-5 treatments.