How to cook Jerusalem Artichoke
Jerusalem artichokes can be cooked in the same way as potatoes or parsnips – roast them, sauté them, or purée into soups. Delicious!
READ: On Jerusalem artichokes
WHAT ARE JERUSALEM ARTICHOKES?
The Jerusalem artichoke (not to be confused with the globe artichoke) is part of the sunflower family. It’s the plants’ underground tubers that are eaten – these often resemble root ginger. Interestingly, despite their name, they don’t have anything to do with Jerusalem. Their name derives from the Italian word for sunflower, girasole.
WHEN ARE JERUSALEM ARTICHOKES IN SEASON?
Jerusalem artichoke is in season from October to March, but it’s at its peak from November to February.
HOW TO STORE JERUSALEM ARTICHOKES
Store Jerusalem artichokes in the fridge, where they should keep for a week or two.
What are the health benefits?
80g of Jerusalem artichokes counts as one of your 5-a-day, and is also a great source of fibre and potassium.