What do you think can replace sugar? The first thing you will probably say now is honey and stevia. But they didn’t guess. Today I want to tell you about a useful sweetener – Jerusalem artichoke syrup.
There are, of course, other sweeteners. Why talk about Jerusalem artichoke syrup? Why is it so useful and what are its advantages? Are there any contraindications? This is what we’ll talk about today.
Jerusalem artichoke syrup is a natural product, sugar substitute. It tastes a bit like the familiar flower honey, but it contains significantly fewer calories.
Why is Jerusalem artichoke syrup useful?
And now a little more about the benefits and benefits of this natural sweetener. Jerusalem artichoke syrup compares favorably with honey in that it withstands heat loads and can be safely used for hot meals and drinks.
The syrup is made from the root vegetables of Jerusalem artichoke (earthen pear).
It stores very useful and essential nutrients for our body:
- vitamins (A, C, E, B1, B2, PP)
- minerals (potassium, magnesium, calcium, sodium, silicon, zinc, iron)
- inulin – an organic substance from the group of polysaccharides
- amino acids (lysine, methionine, threonine and others);
- organic acids (citric, malic, succinic and others)
Jerusalem artichoke syrup benefits:
- rich chemical composition
- low glycemic index
- removes toxins from the body
- strengthens the immune system
- improves metabolism
- normalizes the intestinal microflora
- rich in inulin
- normalizes blood sugar levels
- suitable for diabetics
- used in weight loss programs
100 g of Jerusalem artichoke syrup contains 267 Kcal, almost no proteins and fats, 65 g of carbohydrates. The glycemic index (GI) is 15 units.
When replacing sugar with Jerusalem artichoke syrup, we take into account the sweetness coefficient, which is 0.7. The sweetness of the sweetener is 70% of the sweetness of refined sugar (Jerusalem artichoke syrup is less sweet than sugar). This point must be taken into account in recipes.
For an adult, the average daily intake of Jerusalem artichoke syrup is 30 – 40 g. But everything is individual.
And some more useful information
Jerusalem artichoke syrup contains prebiotics, which helps to normalize the intestinal microflora. Another wonderful property of Jerusalem artichoke syrup is the ability to increase energy levels, increase endurance and performance, and strengthen immunity.
If you have a lot of mental or physical activity, include Jerusalem artichoke syrup in your diet.
It is also a good alternative to refined sugar replacement if you want to lose weight and get leaner.
Are there any contraindications?
Usually, there are almost no contraindications to the use of Jerusalem artichoke in any form. Can be used for type 2 diabetes. But it is better to consult a doctor.
When using Jerusalem artichoke syrup, individual intolerance to the product must be taken into account. It is advisable not to use with low blood pressure.
Rarely, when consumed in large quantities, gas formation and bloating are possible. Everything is individual. And this must be taken into account.
But in general, Jerusalem artichoke syrup is an excellent substitute for regular sugar and a very healthy product. This natural sweetener can be added to your favorite coffee, tea, smoothie and yogurt. Jerusalem artichoke syrup is also useful in making homemade cakes and dark chocolate.
I especially like to pour this syrup on pancakes or cheese cakes. This is delicious!
Have you tried Jerusalem artichoke syrup? Did you like?
Be healthy and love yourself!