Sunchoke aka Jerusalem Artichoke

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Sunchoke aka Jerusalem Artichoke



- Sunchoke, Helianthus tuberosus. Alternative Names: sunroot, wild sunflower, earth apple, Canadian truffle, and Jerusalem artichoke (text) .

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This video has some good information on it

I didn't know you could cut down on the gas causing properties of this plant by cooking it in acidic foods like lemon juice. Or that you could use them to make a pasta either. He goes thru the whole recipe and makes a lasagna dish.