This big knobby root vegetable has a tender, creamy texture and sweet, vegetable taste, like a cross between potatoes and artichokes. Although they resemble ginger root, their thin skin covers a crunchy white flesh that is distinctly nutty, with a slightly smoky taste, and without the starchiness of a potato.
Also called Jerusalem artichokes, sunchokes are a rhizome, a modified plant stem that grows underground, from which new plants emerge. Ginger and horseradish are also examples of rhizomes. You can eat them raw or cooked like a potato - fried, mashed, or roasted. Peel off their bumpy skin with a peeler first. They’re low in calories and high in fiber, making them a must-try!