Have you ever had a sunroot smoothie? We definitely recommend you give it a try! Sunroot is a really powerful superfood that has so much to offer! Read more in the post and find out why you could definitely add this wonderful plant to your menu!
What is a sunroot?
The sunroot is a plant belonging to the Asteraceae family that can grow up to 3 meters in height. The plant is extremely hardy, withstanding frosts as low as -35 degrees. The sunroots, which are hidden in the soil and harvested in autumn and spring after overwintering, are used for food. In appearance, the sunroot looks a bit like a potato, brownish on the top and with a light colour on the inside. This is why the sunroot is often called the jewish potato or jerusalem artichoke.
What makes a sunroot so useful?
The nutritional value of the sunroot is truly rich. This powerful sunroot is rich in potassium, phosphorus, copper, magnesium, iron and, among other things, folic acid and essential amino acids. It is also high in vitamins B and C and rich in inulin and protein. In addition, it is also 100% gluten-free and does not contain starch, making it suitable for people with blood sugar imbalances and celiac disease. What’s more, it is really low in energy, with only 76 kilocalories per 100 grams.
Sunroot as a natural probiotic
Because of its high inulin content, the sunroot is considered to be a natural probiotic. Inulin is a water-soluble fibre that promotes the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats and helps improve the intestinal microflora. As a partially non-digestible fibre, inulin passes through the intestine, cleansing it, reducing constipation and binding toxins, safely eliminating them from the body. For this reason, it is also useful to eat sunroot after a course of antibiotics in order to restore a healthy balance in the intestinal microflora.
The use of sunroot may be helpful in case of:
- high cholesterol;
- maintaining the body’s iron level;
- liver cleansing;
- maintaining connective tissue flexibility;
- preventing heart disease and diabetes;
- antibiotic treatment;
- balancing the intestinal microflora.
Why prefer freeze-dried powder?
As freeze-drying takes place at very low temperature (below 40 degrees), all the beneficial nutrients are retained in the freeze-dried powder and nothing is lost except the water. The water is removed from the sunroots during the freeze-drying process for preservation. This prevents harmful bacteria from growing in the product. As almost 98% of the water in the sunroot is removed, the result is a powder that is up to 90% lighter, has a truly rich nutritional value and is easy and convenient to consume.
Valuable vitamins and minerals at your fingertips all year round.
Freeze-dried powder is an ideal way to nourish your body with useful vitamins all year round. This is also the case when fresh ingredients may not be available. As it has a pleasantly mild taste and does not add a dominant flavour to the food, it is also a great way to enrich children’s menus. Storing the powder is also really easy – all you need is a dry place protected from direct sunlight, which is perfect for a kitchen cupboard or spices shelf. With freeze-dried sunroot powder, the only important thing is to make sure that the contents of the packet do not come into contact with moisture, otherwise the texture of the product may become lumpy.
How to use sunroot powder?
Sunroot powder is an excellent addition to breakfast cereal, as well as on top of a nutritious porridge or yoghurt. At the same time, you can safely add sunroot powder to various desserts, muesli, bars or use it in raw cakes as a healthy supplement. Let your imagination fly! With its mild flavour and light colour, sunroot powder is perfect for practically anything, without adding a dominant taste or striking colour to the food.
Buy organic sunroot powder from Centralsun online shop.
High-quality, 100% natural, plant-based and GMO and additive-free sunroot powder awaits you in our range of freeze-dried powders. It is an organic product made from sunroots grown in a controlled environment, without any harmful chemicals. Inside the pack, you will find only natural sunroot powder made from freeze-dried sunroots. Try it for yourself!
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