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Updated 27 February 2013

Artichokes

Artichokes are a good source of iron, they help to reduce bowel upsets and they help to let lactobacilii bacteria flourish in the gut.

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Artichokes are a good source of iron, they help to reduce bowel upsets and they help to let lactobacilii bacteria flourish in the gut.

Jerusalem artichokes contain fructooligisaccharides (FOS) which is fermented by bacteria in the gut. This fibre resists digestive enzymes and are particularly helpful if the gut flora gets upset by diet, stress, medication or travel.

An average serving of Jerusalem artichokes weighs about 120 g. This can be eaten daily.


Calories 76
Potassium 429 mg
Fibre 1,6g
Per 100 g
 
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