Jerusalem Artichoke

Ironically, Jerusalem artichokes aren't artichokes at all and don't come from Jerusalem. They are actually the "tuber" of a perennial flower in the aster family and are a variety of sunflower. This gnarly root is frequently marketed under the name sunchoke. Jerusalem artichokes have a delicate taste that resembles a water chestnut. Their potato-like texture is the perfect potato substitute for diabetics.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 1 cup, sliced, 150 g
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 110
  • Calories from fat: 0
  • Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 6mg
  • Total Carbs: 26.2g
    • Fiber: 2.4g
    • Sugars: g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Vitamin A: 1%
  • Vitamin C: 10%
  • Calcium: 2%
  • Iron: 28%

Availability

Handling & Storage

Varieties

Available year round

Also Known As

  • Sunchoke
  • Sunroot
  • Topinambur
  • Girasole
  • topinambour

Store around 40-50° F, keep cool and dry.

  • Helianthus tuberosus

Recipes

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