New: Crunchy Topinambour Chips

New: Crunchy Topinambour Chips

20. 10. 2014

Lifefood's new Veggie-Chips: Fat-free, low in sodium and high in fiber! Here’s something new: Discover Lifefood’s Topinambour veggie chips made from sunchokes! This unique nibble food is now available in our online shop. The purest taste! 

Who wants to try?

Lifefood proudly presents the new, truly raw Organic Topinambour Chips! 100% dried sunchoke. Yummy!

This colorful box brings you carefully sliced veggie chips. Pure sunchoke, without anything added. Fat-free. Low in salt. High in fibre. Our latest innovative delicacy, unique in Europe.

Lifefood brought this innovative line of products to the market: raw vegetable chips. For already two years now the three delicious flavors, all dehydrated at low temperature and full of nutrition, have been lightening up your life. And here comes the new, 4th one!

Enjoy Lifefood’s Topinambour Chips

Did you know that sunchoke, whose other names are sunroot, Jerusalem artichoke, or topinambour, is also called the "diabetic’s potato"?

The reason is simple: Sunchokes increase glycemia very slowly, nearly to the point of non-measurability. They contain around 16 % inulin, which is a soluble fiber that nourishes the microflora in the large intestine (gut). In general they have very low glycemic index (under 30). So, if sunchokes are eaten instead of food that is more demanding for the digestive tract (like potatoes or bread), they are very suitable for both diabetics of 1. and 2. type. When an insulin dependent diabetic eats two to three medium-sized fresh sunchokes, he does not need to apply insulin.

We were curious if this would apply to our dried Topinambour Chips as well, since the removal of water always results a very concentrated product and asked lifefood friend Marta, who is diabetic, to try them. The result: One full box of chips (30 g = 160 g fresh topinambour = 2 medium sized sunchokes) did not affect her glycemia at all. There was no need for application of insulin.

When combined with other foods, sunchokes can decrease the overall glycemic index of the whole dish. It is, however, not recommended to combine sunchoke with many other types of foods or even to cook them, due to their high content of fiber. Bloating may occur. Sunchokes are best when eaten raw and not in large amounts. It is good to incorporate them in your diet on regular basis throughout the season.

In general, Topinambour chips are a good choice for diabetics if they want to nibble on something without needing to apply insulin or risk glycemia as well as for people who need to reduce their weight.

My new favorite!

Our COO in Germany - Freshly fallen in love with new Lifefood Topinambour chips !

We are always happy to try the new Lifefood products before sales officially start. But this time we have to confess: the sample bags were way too small…

"The new Topinambour vegetable chips are incredibly delicious. They look like small potato chips and are completely without fat - awesome. Definitely my new favorite product!"

You better hurry up with your order, otherwise all the Topinambour chips will end up on her desk! ;)

Pure Topinambour

The taste of sunchoke is generally described as artichoke-like and slightly nutty. In the office we agree that our new vegetable chips have a slight hint of garlic, a touch of mushroom and - despite the drying - a fresh, juicy consistency.

When you open the bag a fresh, sweet fragrance reaches your nose. The first bite is pleasant and has a slightly smoky flavor. Mmmhhhh! Hard to believe that there is only 100% dried sunchoke inside. Oh how we just love nature with all her different tastes!

That looks so like ginger!

No, unfortunately we have to disappoint you on this one. Although the tubers of Topinambour are look very much like ginger tubers, they have about the same size as a potato and are often described as artichoke: sunchoke is relative of sunflower. Their blossoms are very much like the yellow pick-me-up. Just have a look at our product packaging.

Show off with Topinambour

According to a legend, the French sailor Samuel de Champlain brought the tuber to Europe back in 1603. In France, it was then named after a Brazilian Indian tribe, who he happened to have visited: Topinambá. After that, in 17th century, sunchokes were grown for food and feed and were very popular, especially in France. In the middle of the 18th century the more fertile potato expelled the tuber.

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