What is a Sunchoke®?
- Also known as Jerusalem Artichokes, Sunchokes® are actually the edible roots of a special North American sunflower plant. They have a crisp, water chestnut-like texture when eaten raw, or a rich, starchy texture when cooked and puréed. The flavor is nutty and slightly sweet with a hint of artichoke flavor.
How to Eat
- Scrub clean, then peel and slice. Enjoy raw or boil and mash for soups and starch-based side dishes.
- Excellent source of iron and provides potassium
- Sunchokes have a low glycemic index which is essential for weight watchers and diabetics. They are high in protein and the natural fiber called inulin that is considered a “pre-biotic,” which helps good bacteria grow in the digestive tract. Studies also show that Sunchokes may also help lower blood pressure and decrease cholesterol.
How to Select
- Select tubers with smooth skins and no soft spots.
How to Store
- Store refrigerated in plastic wrap for up to one week.
When are they in season?
- September through May.
Where are they grown?