Are you taking blood-thinner medications? I do not but once in a while I buy some ginseng roots, boil them in plenty of water for more than a hour then drain the liquid and keep it in the refrigerator. I drink a cup each day from it, it is said to be the best natural blood-tinner. ======================= Usually "potatoes" is referred to as "earth apples", sometimes "Jerusalem artichoke", with the article below there a picture of ginseng roots, so I am not sure what is meant by "earth apples" in this articles from armenpress. ====================== as to "inulins": Inulins are a group of naturally occurring polysaccharides produced by many types of plants, industrially most often extracted from chicory. The inulins belong to a class of dietary fibersknown as fructans. Inulin is used by some plants as a means of storing energy and is typically found in roots or rhizomes. Most plants that synthesize and store inulin do not store other forms of carbohydrate such as starch ================ ARMENIAN COMPANY TO START MASS SALE OF EARTH APPLE http://armenpress.am/eng/news/740046/armenian-company-to-start-mass-sale-of- earth-apple.html 13:40, 14 November, 2013 YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 14, ARMENPRESS: The first Armenian company in the South Caucasus, involved in the mass processing of the earth apple, completed the harvesting and intends to start the network sale works. The Director of the CJSC "Agro Corporation" Vahan Shirkhanyan stated about it in the talk with Armenpress. "We are going to add another 40 hectares and to make the crop lands ot less than 1000 hectares in autumn", - said the Director. Vahan Shirkhanyan informed that in 2015 the lands are intended to make 3000 hectares and start the reprocessing of the earth apple. Shirkhanyan noted that the harvest of the earth apple is carried out twice a year, during which about 100 working places are created. The earth apple will appear in the markets in 15-20 days. The Government of the Republic of Armenia is engaged in the activity aiming to find investments for the realization of the program of the Armenian-Chinese enterprise of inulin production. The Head of the Industrial Policy Department of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia Armen Yeganyan stated this earlier in a conversation with Armenpress. "The Government of the Republic of Armenia provided resources. We have published the invitation in an international periodical to find investors," the Head of the Department underscored. The preliminary total price of the program is USD 33 million. Among other things the Head of the Industrial Policy Department of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia Armen Yeganyan emphasized that the Chinese side took the obligation to make an investment of 5 percent, to provide the relevant technology, and conduct the installation works. In addition Armen Yeganyan noted that there is a company from the Armenian side, which is willing to provide acreage for the cultivation of earth apple. Inulins are a group of naturally occurring polysaccharides produced by many types of plants, industrially most often extracted from chicory. The inulins belong to a class of dietary fibers known as fructans. Inulin is used by some plants as a means of storing energy and is typically found in roots or rhizomes. Most plants that synthesize and store inulin do not store other forms of carbohydrate such as starch. Inulin is increasingly used in processed foods because it has unusually adaptable characteristics. Its flavor ranges from bland to subtly sweet (approx. 10% sweetness of sugar/sucrose). It can be used to replace sugar, fat, and flour. This is advantageous because inulin contains 25-35% of the food energy of carbohydrates (starch, sugar). Non-hydrolyzed inulin can also be directly converted to ethanol in a simultaneous saccharification and fermentation process, which may have great potential for converting crops high in inulin into ethanol for fuel. Inulin and its analog sinistrin are used to help measure kidney function by determining the glomerular filtration rate (GFR). GFR is the volume of fluid filtered from the renal (kidney) glomerular capillaries into the Bowman's capsule per unit time. Inulin is of particular use as it is not secreted or reabsorbed in any appreciable amount at the nephron, allowing GFR to be calculated. However, due to clinical limitations, inulin and sinistrin, although characterized by better handling features, are rarely used for this purpose and creatinine values are the standard for determining an approximate GFR. It is also used for rehydration and remineralization following important loss of water, like diarrhea and diaphoresis. Inulin can also be used as a vaccine adjuvant.
Edited by man, 15 November 2013 - 12:47 PM.