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Jerusalem Artichokes

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Jerusalem artichokes (Helianthus tuberosus) are tubers, like potatoes, but they have a totally different flavour, and are a lot less popular than potatoes. In spite of the fact that they are called “artichokes”, they are not related to Chinese artichokes (which are also knobbly tubers) or globe artichokes (which are essentially edible flowers). Jerusalem artichokes are a ...

Chinese Artichokes: a Tuber with a Difference

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Although relatively difficult to source planting material, Chinese artichokes are an incredibly easy vegetable to grow. Like potatoes and Jerusalem artichokes, this is a tuber, but it is not related to either of these plants. Nor is it related to the globe artichoke which is sometimes called an Italian artichoke, and is not a tuber at ...

Why eat Jerusalem Artichokes?

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The tuber called Jerusalem Artichoke (or Sunchoke) looks a little like a knobbly potato, however it is in fact a member of the aster family (Asteraceae), whereas potatoes are members of the Solanaceae family, which also contains tomatoes and peppers. A serving of sunchokes is an excellent source of iron (28 percent of daily recommended value) ...