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Jerusalem Artichokes don't have anything to do with Jerusalem; their name stems from the Italian for sunflower, girasole; this is due to the sunflower-like flowers produced by some varieties.
People unfamiliar with the vegetable may be surprised by just how versatile Jerusalem artichokes are in cooking. They can be boiled, fried, roasted or chipped like potatoes, but unlike potatoes they can also be eaten raw or in a salad. When boiled, they can turn soft and eventually mushy very quickly, so they are ideal for purees or soups.
So why have you not heard much about Jerusalem artichokes before? Unfortunately they have a tendency to produce large amounts of wind in anyone who eats them - that's bound to get the kids eating as much as they can when they find out! This is due to a compound called inulin, which is indigestible, and can lead to flatulence. Bring on the Jerusalem artichokes!
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Serving Size:100g boiled
|Calories: 0, Calories from Fat: 0|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
| Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 17g||6%|
| Dietary Fibre 2g||6%|
Vit A: 0% , Vit C: 7% , Vit D: 0% , Vit K: 0%
Iron: 19% , Calcium: 1%
Traces: Thiamin, Phoshorus, Potassium
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.