[permaculture] Jerusalem Artichokes,An Overlooked Market Crop]
erda at nor.com.au
Fri Apr 4 21:38:33 EDT 2008
On 4/4/08 11:17 PM, "Mathew Waehner" <waehner at gmail.com> wrote:
> As far as the tremendous wind, I've read that that comes from the inulin,
> which some people aren't able to metabolise easily. For such people, it may
> be helpful to store them above ground to let the inulin turn to starch.
They really need to be cooked well - this changes the nature of the inulin
and makes it readily assimable/digestible - a nutritionist explained it to
me but can't recall the chemistry at work. Anyway have found it works - well
cooked there's no gaseous aftermath.
For those who don't have such problems, try slicing them into a stir fry
with salted blackbeans (or blackbean sauce), garlic, shallots and chinese
greens - yummm...
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