This delicious vegetable is high in inulin, which is a starch that is effective for controlling blood sugar. For this reason, sunchokes make a wonderful potato substitute for diabetics, or even for those who are on a paleo diet.It can be eaten raw, roasted, mashed or fried.
By consuming Jerusalem artichokes, you’re boosting the number of good bacteria in your body. This was confirmed in a 2010 study published in the British Journal of Nutrition. In this study, 66 middle-aged adults drank juice that contained either Jerusalem artichoke inulin or a placebo. Researchers monitored levels of good bacteria in the participants and found that those taking Jerusalem artichoke inulin had higher levels of Lactobacillus and Enterococcus strains, which are known probiotic strains