Jerusalem Artichokes (aka Sunchokes)
- We grow a variety of Sunchokes called Stampede. Long ago as CSA members, before we started farming ourselves, we got these sunchokes in CSA shares. We've built up our supply and gladly share them.
Jerusalem Artichokes will store for months if stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
Jerusalem Artichokes are high in Thiamin, Iron, and Phosphorus. They also contain a large amount of the carbohydrate called inulin instead of starch.
- The Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus), also called sunroot, sunchoke, earth apple or topinambour, is a species of sunflower native to eastern North America,
- Jerusalem artichokes have also been promoted as a healthy choice for type 2 diabetics, because fructose is better tolerated by people who are type 2 diabetic
- Jerusalem artichokes were first cultivated by the Native Americans