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Ready for planting! These tubers can also be eaten raw or cooked. Very good source of iron and excellent for diabetics.
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Sunchoke tubers can be eaten either raw or cooked. The raw tubers have a sweet, crisp quality like jicama or water chestnuts, and are excellent alone or thinly sliced in salads. They can be added to stir-fries, soups and stews. They can also be cooked like potatoes. The carbohydrates in the tuber are stored as inulin, which breaks down into fructose rather than glucose during digestion. For diabetics, this makes it a good substitute for other starchy foods like potatoes.
Sometimes incorrectly call Jerusalem artichokes.
|Flowers:||Bright yellow sunflowers from midsummer on!|
|Lifecycle:||1 (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)|
|USDA Zones:||4 to 9|
|Propagation / Germination:||Plant in the ground immediately when you receive them or store in cool, slightly damp conditions until ready to plant.|
|Sun:||full sun to part shade|
|Water:||maintain adequate moisture levels for maximum production|
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