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1000557 wrote: Will it feed candida ?
I believe the sugar content is inulin. It’s a complex sugar digested by bacteria in your gut, not in your upper digestive tract. Be careful when you first start eating inulin though. If your diet has been carb/junk-based for a long time, you might get some digestive issues like bloating and such. Jerusalem artichokes are one of the best sources of inulin, so maybe not a good starting point. Try testing asparagus or leeks and see how you go. Even if you get digestive issues, persist with it and your gut flora will begin to adjust. Avoiding it completely will ensure you become even more intolerant. I found this information nugget doing a Google search.
Onion has an inulin content of 2-6 g / 100g. Jerusalem artichoke 14-19 g. Garlic 9-16g. Artichoke 3-10 g. Camas 12-22 g. Chicory 15-20 g.