This vegetable, also called the Jerusalem artichoke, has nothing to do with Jerusalem nor artichokes. It is the tuber of a plant in the sunflower family, which has been enjoyed by Native Americans for centuries. This unassuming knobby root, which you’ve probably overlooked in the produce department, can be eaten both raw and cooked.
Raw sunchokes are crunchy and have a slightly sweet flavor. Cooked, they are delicious and have a starchy texture, somewhat similar to a potato
In December of last year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) put out a position statement on plant-based (vegetarian and vegan) diets. Their conclusion is very clear; these diets are effective and valuable and when done appropriately, can benefit health by preventing and treating chronic conditions: “It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that appropriately planned vegetarian, including vegan, diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and ma