Jerusalem artichokes, known in some countries as sunchokes, are high in inulin, a type of soluble fibre which is a prebiotic. Probiotics are fuel for the helpful bacteria that live in our gut microbiome. Inulin is fermented in the large intestine and feeds the healthy intestinal gut bacteria which allows them to proliferate and improve gut health. In addition, eating a wide range of seasonal vegetables and fruits provide a range of fuel for the 10000 different types of gut bacteria which provides us with a diverse gut microbiome and a wide range of micronutrients, which are important for long term health. Lightly fermented and pickled foods are also good for gut health.
*COOKING TIP – squeeze lemon juice over the apple slices as soon as you cut them to stop them going brown.*