Jerusalem Artichoke Rhizome, Sunroot, Topinambour (Helianthus tuberosus)


Jerusalem Artichoke Rhizome, Sunroot, Topinambour (Helianthus tuberosus)

Product no.: R-0200

Outsold until oct. - nov. 2019

4.90
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Jerusalem Artichoke Rhizome, Sunroot, Topinambour (Helianthus tuberosus)

Quantity: 10 Rhizomes

 

This plant gets its name Topinambour from the Native American tribe who made use of it calledthe "tupinambá" who once lived along the Brazilian coast.

It is both a nice ornamental garden (reaching up to 3 m), one of its most popular features is its rhizomes is that it is consumed as food. The tubers can be eaten raw or cooked a little or cooked. In some countries they are used as livestock feed.

The Jerusalem artichoke is particularly interesting for diabetics because its tubers stored inulin rather than starch. Inulin is a carbohydrate that becomes fructose during cooking. Tubers in a diet help by reducing hunger. More recently it has been suggested that some of its components is have anti-cancer properties.

Due to the rapid growth and its use for the production of biomass topinambour can also be an interesting plant for the area of ​​bioenergy.

The rhizomes have a limited life because they dry out quickly. Something to be taken into account when harvesting.

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