Sunroot is also called Jerusalem artichoke, sunchoke and earth apple. Sunroot is low in calories but rich in minerals. It contains potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium compounds as well as B vitamins. The most important substance in sunroot is inulin, a water-soluble fiber that promotes the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats and improves the intestinal microflora. As a partially non-digestible fiber, it passes through the intestines, cleanses it, reduces constipation and removes cholesterol and toxic substances from the intestines. It is especially useful to eat sunroot after taking antibiotics to restore the intestinal microflora. Due to its inulin content, sunroot reduces sweet cravings.
Here are some more useful properties of sunroot –
1. can help lower blood pressure.
2. high in potassium, which is essential for overall health and helps reduce heart disease.
3. can lower cholesterol levels.
4. good sources of iron.
5. are high in protein. This wonderful root contains more protein than most other vegetables. They also contain a lot of sulfur-containing essential amino acids taurine, methionine, homocysteine and cysteine. These sulfur-containing amino acids are important both for maintaining connective tissue flexibility and for detoxifying the liver.