Keep It Seasonal: Sunchokes

Sunchokes

Diabetics should substitute blood-stabilizing sunchokes for potatos.

Sunchokes, also called Jerusalem artichokes, are root vegetables similar to potatoes in texture and ginger roots in appearance, with a flavor that’s nutty, yet sweet.  They are a great source of the inulin, a unique starch that stabilizes blood sugar levels while stimulating the growth of healthy bacteria in your stomach and colon.  Sunchokes are also high in fiber, potassium, magnesium, and iron.  Like potatoes they can be steamed, boiled, grilled, or roasted.  They can also be eaten in the raw on salads or even juiced.

Photo courtesy of What’s So Great About Sunchokes? from Eat Local Northwest.

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