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Are Jerusalem artichokes toxic?
A review of the literature for potential toxic compounds in Jerusalem artichoke plant, Helianthus tuberosus, showed that the plant has no known toxic chemical compounds (OARDC, 2017); although Gay-Crosier and others (2000) reported that ingestion of Jerusalem artichoke leaves induced an allergic episode of anaphylaxis.
Are artichokes hard to digest?
Artichokes. Beware of this veggie if you're trying to battle bloat. It's high in fructans, a fiber that is difficult to digest and found in foods that cause gas and bloating problems.
Why are Jerusalem artichokes so gassy?
Jerusalem artichokes (Helianthus tuberosus) are rich in inulin, a form of starch that is not easily broken down by our bodies. Eat a lot at once and there's no beating around it – you will fart a lot.