Jerusalem Artichoke Flour Bulk (lbs)
Product Code: JAFBULK
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Introduction
Jersualem artichoke (helianthus tuberosis) is a tuberous rooted perennial. Native americans grew it for centuries as a staple food. Garuda's Jerusalem Artichoke Flour (JAF) is a concentrated source of fructooligosaccharides, useful prebiotics that promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the human digestive tract.

Benefits
Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) are naturally occurring, simple carbohydrates found in our Jerusalem Artichoke Flour. FOS are neither digested nor absorbed by humans; instead they encourage the growth of bifidobacteria--one of several beneficial strains of colonic bacteria--and discourage the growth of most undesirable bacteria in the colon. Regular intake of Jerusalem Artichoke Flour, a food rich in FOS, promotes a healthy intestinal system. Studies suggest that FOS may also help with the absorption of calcium in the body. The inulin present is valuable also as a source of fructose for diabetics. Jerusalem artichoke tubers are classified in the division magnoliophyta, class magnoliopsida, order asterales, family asteraceae.

Applications
Mainly used in the dietary supplement industry to formulate pre and probiotics for maintaining flora and fauna in the gastrointestinal region.

Packaging
Packed in 50 lbs (22.68 kg) poly-lined, kraft boxes.

References
Gall MD, l "using friendly flora." Http://healthy.net; lininger dc, s., et al. The natural pharmacy. Rocklin, ca: prima health, 1998; van den heuvel, e. G., et. Al. "oligofructose stimulates calcium absorption in adoescents." american journal of clinical nutrition; 1999, 69 (3): 544-548; bouhnik, y., et. Al. "short-chain fructooligosaccharide administration dose-dependently increases fecal bifidobacteria in healthy humans." journal of nutrition; 1999, 129 (1):113-116



Revision Date: 09/14/2011