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Sunchoke (aka Jerusalem Artichoke)
Sunchoke (Jersualem artichoke) look a bit like a knobbly pink-skinned ginger root and have a sweet, nutty flavor, reminiscent of water chestnuts. Although not widely used (perhaps because of its awkward appearance or anti-social effects – see NUTRITION), they are an inexpensive and versatile food that can be used both raw and cooked and make a delicious soup.
The sunchoke is native to North America. The French explorer Samuel de Champlain introduced them to Europe after coming across them at Cape Cod in 1605.
Sunchokes are very rich in inulin, a carbohydrate linked with good intestinal health due to its prebiotic (bacteria promoting) properties. Sunchokes also contain vitamin C, phosphorus and potassium and are a very good source of iron.
|Produce List for the week of December, 17-21 2012:|
* Lettuce Red Leaf (Fl)
* Greens-Chard Bright Lights (Fl)
* Green Beans (Fl)
* Collard Greens (Fl)
* Cucumber (Fl)
* Parsley Italian (Fl)
* Potato Red
* Sprout Bean Mung (Fl)
* Onion Yellow
* Carrots Bunny Juice
* Tomato on the vine (Fl)
* Apples Pinata