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What is the GI & GL of Daikon & Jerusalem Artichoke (Topinambur)?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 21, 2012 at 2:18 PM

I checked previous posts but couldn't find this complete information.

Does anybody know?

I'm trying to fully replace potatoes (any kind) with something else.

Thanks for helping.

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on September 21, 2012
at 07:38 PM

Michael. Diakon seems to have a minimal blood glucose response. This has nothing to do with metabolism. GI/GL is not related to metabolic rate.

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on September 21, 2012
at 07:20 PM

Thanks CD. So Daikon seems to be very low and good for metabolism.

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on September 21, 2012
at 07:04 PM

I just want to know where people get them. I had them once and loved them, and have never found them since.

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on September 21, 2012
at 03:15 PM

It's tasty but it can be gassy. Inulin is too.

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on September 21, 2012
at 03:02 PM

I don't know but Jerusalem Artichoke is not allowed on GAPs (for whatever reason). But it has inulin and it suppose to be good for something.

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3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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AFAIK, anything that has had a clinical test is in the Sydney University GI database.

Self Nutrition data has their eGL.

For Jerusalem-artichokes, eGL is 11

For Diakon, eGL 1

For comparrison, a Potato, eGL 29

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on September 21, 2012
at 07:20 PM

Thanks CD. So Daikon seems to be very low and good for metabolism.

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on September 21, 2012
at 07:38 PM

Michael. Diakon seems to have a minimal blood glucose response. This has nothing to do with metabolism. GI/GL is not related to metabolic rate.

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on September 21, 2012
at 06:33 PM

I can't find anything defnitive. I found this http://www.harmonyvalleyfarm.com/produce.php that said this:

Prized in French cuisine, Americans are discovering them for their flavor, which hints of artichoke, and their nutritional properties. They are a useful addition to diets that limit high glycemic index vegetables. Any recipe calling for potatoes can be easily adapted to sunchokes.

But I'm not sure about the real numbers.

I can say they are very tasty! We had a dinner at a very nice Michelin rated restaurant a few weeks back and I had a roasted sunchoke (another name for Jerusalem artichokes) appetizer. It was delicious! I like them raw and steamed, too. Their season is short around here, so I figure a few servings in a year are not going to do much damage, if any.

BTW, the chef said that they are the roots of a type of sunflower that does not produce seeds. Not sure if that's correct, but interesting if so.

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