Saturday, November 9, 2019

Sunchokes or Jerusalem artichoke

Sunchokes are a root vegetable and a species of sunflower native to Eastern North America. Sometimes they are called Jerusalem artichokes but they are not related to an artichoke. The last day at the farmers market I purchased a couple of tubers to try them out.
In the lower left corner you can see the knobby tuber. Above left is what it looks like sliced. They have a nutty flavor with a texture and taste much like a potato. They are quick cooking, low in carbohydrates and high in fiber and can also be eaten raw.  For our taste test I chopped a shallot and minced a garlic and sauteed the sunchokes in olive oil. Gary said he liked them so I guess I'll get them again if I see them. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. Oh great, another new vegetable to try! I am in the mood to get some beets. Fresh ones are fun to cook!

    1. Hi Barbara, thanks, yes fresh is best for beets, I like the baby ones, Gary doesn't like them, although he once at them at thanksgiving said he like them but I didnt' tell him what they were, lol

  2. Thanks for a reminder of a root vegetable we used to grow and eat many years ago. They are easy to grow but can be very invasive. We had goats at the time who love them as a treat. As I recall we mulched them heavily in the fall and dug them all winter.

  3. Hi Suzi, thanks, I have never grown them or eaten them till recently, I saw that there are varieties that grow more oblong which I would prefer as the knobby ones are hard to clean.


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