How to use Jerusalem artichoke with diabetes?
The most useful topinambur in diabetes in its raw form, so all its described properties are preserved. You can, after clearing the tuber, just cut it into plates and eat it (it has a pleasant sweetish taste), or you can make salads and combine it with various ingredients commonly used in them. In general, there are various options for dishes made from earthen pear: it can be boiled, baked, fried (not recommended for diabetics) and even dried.
Recipes for cooking with topinambour diabetes
To keep all the vitamins and minerals in topinambur as much as possible, you can use the following recipes:
- grate fruit on a large grater, add shabby carrot, apple, season with olive oil. More pronounced taste will give lemon juice;
- cut cucumbers, Jerusalem artichokes into thin slices, chop greens, pour with vegetable oil;
- in winter, combine grated tubers with sauerkraut or pickled cucumbers, sprinkling with sunflower oil;
- wrap the peeled fruit in foil and bake in the oven. To such a side dish you can apply dietary fish or meat;
- in the first courses, replace potatoes with Jerusalem artichoke: boil water, put the onions, carrots, and Jerusalem artichokes in the same place, pre-sliced and sautéed in sunflower oil. Add cereal to taste (rice, oatmeal, barley) and a small cube of butter, chop up the greens.
Jerusalem artichoke leaves
Jerusalem artichoke - waste-free healing raw materials. It turns out that there are many useful substances in its leaves that can have a therapeutic effect in diabetes.
The leaves promote wound healing, accelerate skin regeneration, have antifungal, antioxidant, antitumor activity and other medicinal effects. That is why they are used to clean the liver and blood, slimming, constipation, with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, radiculitis, osteochondrosis, weakening of the immune system. All these diseases are companions of diabetes.
They are prepared infusions, alcoholic tinctures, teas, decoctions for domestic consumption, and also added to the water for bathing.
Jerusalem artichoke syrup
Pharmacists also did not pass by this unique plant - a storehouse of useful substances and produced a natural syrup, in which only water and Jerusalem artichoke are involved. Prepared by evaporation of root juice. It has the same virtues as the tubers. Sweet to taste thanks to inulin.
Used as a sweetener for dishes. It is added to teas, compotes, pastries. In addition to individual intolerance has no contraindications. Syrup gives a tonic effect, prebiotics in its composition normalize the intestinal microflora, help to establish the functions of the digestive system.
Jerusalem artichoke tablets
There are other forms of medicinal products made on the basis of the earthen pear. Dried topinambur is ground into powder and then pressed into tablets. Dietary supplements are known on the pharmaceutical market under the name "Inulin", "Dolgolet", "Neovitel", sugar substitute "Topinat", and drug "Topinex".
Dried Jerusalem artichoke
Various methods of preparation of Jerusalem artichoke do not impair its composition. There is a lot of recipe, which involved dried fruit. To obtain it, you need to wash the tubers well (not necessary to clean), cut into plates, dip into citric acid solution, blot with paper towel and dry on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper, in an oven at 100 ° C, like apples or other fruits, while the door should be ajar. Of them are preparing:
- tea from Jerusalem artichoke - pour a handful of dried slices with boiling water, let it brew a little, do not put sugar;
- Infusion - 2 tablespoons of raw materials are placed in a thermos at night, poured with a liter of boiling water. Consume half an hour before meals 50 g three times a day.