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Old 01-30-2019, 11:19 AM   #1
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Default Jerusalem Artichoke Stems - Safe?

Will be placing my order on rodipet soon to try their food mixes however I have seen Jerusalem Artichoke stems which I’m unsure whether to get or not?

https://www.rodipet.co.uk/pet-foods/...ticks-50g.html

As they say they help keep blood sugar levels constant due to a high inulin content. But have anyone tried them before? Are they good?
Just want to be certain before making my purchase.
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Old 01-30-2019, 11:31 AM   #2
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Default Re: Jerusalem Artichoke Stems - Safe?

The hybrid mixes already contain jerusalem artichoke so you wouldn’t need to buy it seperately. I’m not sure if it could be harmful to give as a chew alongside the hybrid mix or to non diabetes-prone species, like if it could make their insulin levels too high? I’ll have to do some research.
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Old 01-30-2019, 11:41 AM   #3
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I forgot that the hybrid mix already contained Jerusalem artichoke - I was thinking of it more as a chew and enrichment.
Also Inulin is different from insulin. Inulin is a complex sugar/prebiotic which cant be metabolised so won’t effect blood sugar levels. Whereas Insulin is a hormone which regulated blood sugar levels.
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Old 01-30-2019, 11:49 AM   #4
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Default Re: Jerusalem Artichoke Stems - Safe?

It's perfectly safe & healthy but I have yet to have a ham who's remotely interested in it!
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Thought it might be something a bit more appealing to them. Liquorice might have some interest in them as she a big chewer. Although I think it worth a try nevertheless as otherwise it can be cage decor.
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Old 01-30-2019, 04:11 PM   #6
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I forgot that the hybrid mix already contained Jerusalem artichoke - I was thinking of it more as a chew and enrichment.
Also Inulin is different from insulin. Inulin is a complex sugar/prebiotic which cant be metabolised so won’t effect blood sugar levels. Whereas Insulin is a hormone which regulated blood sugar levels.
I misread it as insulin lol I don’t see why it wouldn’t be safe then
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