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Vegetable of the Week: Sunchokes

Posted on February 4th, 2021 by Raphaela Ysrael

These delicious tuber vegetables are great to try as a higher nutrient replacement for potatoes! Also known as Jerusalem Artichokes, Sunchokes are neither from Jerusalem nor are related to Artichokes, but even with their misfit looking appearance, these overlooked vegetables when cooked are delicious.

Even though it’s shaped and resembles ginger root, it’s starchy-ness makes it akin to potatoes. Packed with iron, magnesium, calcium and vitamin C, these tubers are related to the Sunflower family, and can be cooked in various ways. You can mash them, make chips out of them or roast them, just how you would cook your favorite potato dish. 

Though they look hardy, these tubers are fragile. Keep them stored in the refrigerator and use them up within 7 to 10 days from purchase. 

We look forward to hearing how you cooked your Sunchokes in your food box this week!