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Jerusalem Artichoke (Sunchoke)

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About This Food

Description

Jerusalem artichoke, better known as sunchoke, is a root vegetable from the sunflower family with a sweet and nutty taste and a profile similar to potatoes. Don’t let its name confuse you: it is neither from Jerusalem nor an artichoke, but it does store inulin, the carbohydrate found in artichoke, in its tuber roots.

Inulin does not have much of an effect on blood sugar levels and therefore is a diabetic-friendly carbohydrate. It also helps the absorption of calcium necessary for bone health. Inulin also breaks down fructose in the gut and provides prebiotics that fight harmful bacteria in the intestines and prevent constipation.

On top of the benefits from inulin, the sunchoke’s roots are popular as they can be consumed raw or cooked and are a great source of iron, thiamin and potassium.  It does, however, cause flatulence in some people, gaining another nickname in the culinary world: the fartichoke.

 

Glycemic Load= 11 

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • Iron
  • Thiamin
Good Source of
  • Potassium
  • VitaminC
  • Copper
  • Phosphorous
Preferences
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Grains
  • No Molds
  • No Legumes
  • No Nightshade
  • No Citrus
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 cup(s) slicedjerusalem-artichokes

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Calories: 110

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 0 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.01 g
Saturated Fat
0 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.01 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
0 g
ALA
0 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
26.16 g
Net Carbohydrate
23.76 g
Sugars
14.4 g
Fiber
2.4 g
Protein
3 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
30 IU
1%
Vitamin C
6 mg
10%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.29 IU
1%
Vitamin B6
0.12 mg
6%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
0.15 mg
0%
Folate
19.5 mcg
5%
Niacin
1.95 mg
10%
Riboflavin
0.09 mg
5%
Thiamin
0.3 mg
20%
Choline
45 mg
8%
Minerals
Calcium
21 mg
2%
Copper
0.21 mg
10%
Iron
5.1 mg
28%
Magnesium
25.5 mg
6%
Manganese
0.09 mg
4%
Phosphorous
117 mg
12%
Potassium
643.5 mg
18%
Selenium
1.05 mcg
2%
Sodium
6 mg
0%
Zinc
0.18 mg
1%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
18 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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