About the product
This vegetable, also known as a Jerusalem Artichoke, is not truly an artichoke but a variety of sunflower with a lumpy, brown-skinned tuber that often resembles a gingerroot. The white flesh of this vegetable is nutty, sweet and crunchy.
This product traveled 120 km to reach our warehouse.
Organic , Vegan/Dairy Free
Store in a sealed plastic bag in the fridge. They'll last no more than two weeks. Keep them away from the colder parts of the fridge, and don't freeze them (raw or cooked).
Preparation Tip: No need to peel them, but give them a good scrub with a vegetable brush. Put sliced sunchokes in acidfied water (add lemon juice) to avoid discolouration.
Did you know... The calorie content of a sunchoke depends on how long it's been stored - the older it is, the higher the sugar content.
Culinary Compatibility: Cut into sticks and serve baked, deep-fried, or used in soups. Try pairing with leeks, watercress, apples, walnuts, Gruyere, tarragon.
Health Information: A leading vegetable source of iron, it is on par with the levels found in meat. It also contains inulin, which is considered a diabetic-friendly carb, as it resists digestion and may limit a rise in blood sugar levels after eating.
IMPORTANT NOTE: While sunchokes can be eaten raw, it is best not to do so. Inulin, the carbohydrate found in sunchokes, can cause serious gas and bloating, even leading to diarrhea. Sensitivity to inulin varies from person to person, and not all sunchokes contain the same amount of inulin, but ease yourself in slowly if you are new to them, especially if eating raw.
About the vendor
Various Local Growers
West Coast, BC
SPUD.ca sources produce from certified organic growers whenever possible and from as close to home as possible. The current growing season means that best of these items are grown locally right now, in and around the Lower Mainland of BC.
Most of these farms will be right around the Fraser River, from Delta out to Chilliwack, but some also come from the Pemberton area. This means the farms these items are sourced from are located within the SPUD Vancouver delivery area. We like to let you know which farm it comes from whenever we can but, due to weather conditions and general availability, this week's selection is coming from multiple farms in the Lower Mainland.