Jerusalem Artichoke Nutrients and Benefits

Jerusalem Artichoke - Sunroot - Sunchoke - TopinamburJerusalem Artichoke is a Herbaceous and Perennial Plant. It can also be called Sunroot, Sunchoke, Earth Apple, or Topinambur. Jerusalem Artichoke plant looks like a skinny and tall sunflower and it actually is a specie of the sunflower. Jerusalem Artichoke can have yellow flowers on top of it and green leaves on its body, but the root is very similar to the ginger root. Overall, the Jerusalem Artichoke can grow up to almost ten feet or three meters. The Raw Root of the Jerusalem Artichoke has a crisp texture and taste to it, similar to potatoes, and it can be either White, Red, Purple, or Brownish in color. You probably noticed the Jerusalem part in one of the names of this plant, but to tell you the truth, people really don’t know why it is called Jerusalem Artichoke, because as far as we all know this plant has nothing to do with Jerusalem. Also, you see the Artichoke part of the name for this plant, and again as far as we know there is no reason for this plant to be called an artichoke, except that some French explorer noted that the dish that was made with this Jerusalem Artichoke resembled the real Artichoke Vegetable. Somewhere in Europe in the year 2002 this Jerusalem Artichoke was named as The Best Soup Vegetable. Some people more prefer the Jerusalem Artichoke to be steamed than boiled. A cup or 150 grams of Raw Jerusalem Artichokes can contain these Nutrients: Continue reading

Artichokes Nutrients and Benefits

artichokeIn this post we would like to introduce you all to a unique vegetable called Globe Artichoke or Cynara cardunculus. This vegetable is also considered as a thistle. The green scales that cover the heart of the artichoke are not edible. Also, the younger artichokes have more of the edible part and it is more tender and tastes better to some people. Different countries cook the Artichokes in different ways, some like to boil them, some like to steam them, some prefer to fry them, some just bake them, and some people like to eat Artichokes after they have been canned. The Nutrients that you could get from about one medium artichoke which is about 120 grams, are:
– Vitamin B1, Thiamin
– Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
– Vitamin B3, Niacin
– Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
– Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
– Vitamin B9, Folate (good amount)
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin E
– Vitamin K (good amount)
– Protein
– Calcium
– Iron
– Magnesium
– Phosphorus
– Sodium
– Zinc
– Copper
– Manganese
– Natural Fats
– Carbohydrates
– Dietary Fiber (good amount)
– Calories

With these important nutrients you can most likely get these important Benefits out of Medium cooked Globe Artichoke:
– Improves blood clotting
– Reduces bleeding
– Improves kidney function
– Improves bone growth
– May protect from osteoporosis
– Supports cell production
– Helps protect from anemia
– Protects from homocysteine build-up
– Supports Healthy Nerve Function
– May prevent from Alzheimer’s disease
– Reduces Irritability
– Protects from depression
– Reduces Insomnia
– Helps protect from fatigue
– Improves memory
– Reduces gingivitis
– Reduces birth defects
– Supports brain health
– Improves Spine health
– Improves Immune system function
– Supports Healthy skin
– Supports Healthy nails
– Supports Healthy hair
– Supports enzyme production
– Reduces weight loss
– Lowers chance of weakness
– Improves healthy development
– Supports blood clotting
– Improves healthy growth
– Relaxes nerves
– Relaxes muscles
– Strengthens bones
– Builds bones
– Improves blood circulation
– Protects from muscle spasms
– Improves heart rate
– Normalizes blood sugar level
– Helps prevent headaches
– Normalizes cholesterol levels
– Lowers chances of constipation
– Helps prevent hemorrhoids