Inulin in sweet potato?

Pierre le Roux arbor at
Sun Sep 1 07:04:52 EST 1996

borovkov at (Alex Borovkov) wrote:

>Does anybody know how much inulin are in red and yellow varieties of sweet 
>Please post your respond here or contact Wong Cheok Wan at 
>cwxxwong at
>With many thanks in advance
>Dr. Alex Borovkov,               |   tel:    (701) 231 8051
>Plant Pathology Dept.,           |   FAX:    (701) 231 7851
>North Dakota State University    | Internet: borovkov at

I don't know that inulin is found in sweet potato - a much better
source apparently is the Jerusalem artichoke (a relative of the
sunflower - Helianthus tuberosum). Pure inulin could be extracted from
this. Email me if you need more info.

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