A unique plant on many levels, the distinctive properties of the Jerusalem artichoke, or Helianthus tuberosus L., present novel answers to some of today's most pressing problems. The potential of Jerusalem artichoke as a source for inulin, a fructose polymer that may provide dietary health benefits for obesity, diabetes, and several other health is

chapter 1|6 pages

Introduction: An Underutilized Resource

chapter 2|22 pages

Nomenclature, Origin, and History

chapter 4|18 pages

Plant Morphology and Anatomy

chapter 5|44 pages

Chemical Composition and Inulin Chemistry

chapter 6|30 pages

Value in Human and Animal Diets

chapter 7|22 pages

Biomass and Biofuel

chapter 8|102 pages

Genetic Resources, Breeding, and Cultivars

chapter 9|18 pages


chapter 11|18 pages

Pollinators, Pests, and Diseases

chapter 12|18 pages

Agronomic Practices

chapter 13|6 pages


chapter 14|16 pages