They can be eaten raw or cooked but almost always we prefer them raw. We simply dig them up from the garden, peel and wash and eat. It is crunchy and is somewhat refreshing.
Lets now move onto the health benefits of Jerusalem artichokes. They are;
- similar to potatoes in some ways and may be used as a substitute to them. However, they do not contain the same type of starch as potatoes. They contain inulin which should not affect blood sugar levels.
- safe for diabetics to consume.
- contain large quantities of iron which makes it very desirable especially for vegetarians and vegans.
- high in potassium.
- contain fiber, niacin, thiamine, phosphorus and copper.