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.
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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
Reclaim Urban Farm Inc
Reclaim Urban Farm is a multi-locational urban microfarm located near Whyte Avenue in the heart of Edmonton, Alberta. They reclaim back and front yards, empty lots, and gardens in the neighbourhoods of Garneau, Old Strathcona, King Edward Park, and Bonnie Doon, repurposing them to grow food. In exchange for land, they offer a weekly box of fresh produce to the landowner who can choose to have the box delivered to their home by bike or have it donated to a local charity on their behalf. Reclaim also grows various microgreen varieties on site at the SPUD edmonton location.