[permaculture] [Fwd: [SANET-MG] Jerusalem Artichokes, An Overlooked Market
hseaver at gmail.com
Fri Apr 4 22:25:21 EDT 2008
lbsaltzman at aol.com wrote:
> A little pinch of epizote which is a Mexican herb solves the gas problem.? Works great with beans and I suspect it would work well with Jerusalem Artichokes.
Epazote is great, I love it with beans, but I use way more than a
pinch. More like a handful, put in when the beans first start cooking.
Adds a great flavor too, for other things as well. A lot of people like
Unfortunately, the deer also like it, last year they came right into
my yard in the afternoon and ate all my epazote plants to the ground.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Harmon Seaver <hseaver at gmail.com>
> To: permaculture <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Fri, 4 Apr 2008 7:03 pm
> Subject: Re: [permaculture] [Fwd: [SANET-MG] Jerusalem Artichokes, An Overlooked Market
> David Travis wrote:
>> Re: artichokes, I'm wondering whether or not they have been "overlooked"
> because they simply don't make a very good food source.
> Have you ever tried them? There's nothing at all wrong with them for
> food. In fact they are sold as gourmet items in some countries, and were
> a staple for Native Americans. And that's nonsense that inulin is not
> digestible, it merely requires a bit of getting used to. Lot's of foods
> are that way -- beans, for instance, or cabbage. If you eat them
> regularly, there usually isn't any real gas problem. Besides which, the
> inulin is fairly high in many other plants like onions, garlic, and
> leeks that most people eat regularly.
> They are also great livestock feed and a much better feedstock for
> ethanol than corn, you can expect 550-750 gallons an acre from the tubers.
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