If you have never tasted a sunchoke, you are not alone. Sunchokes are a knobby vegetable that slightly resembles ginger. Although they are also referred to as Jerusalem artichokes, they are neither from Jerusalem nor related to artichokes.¬†Sunchokes are a thin-skinned root vegetable from the sunflower family, and they are more similar to potatoes.
Sunchokes are a great source of iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. They are also low in calories and high in the fiber inulin.
Sunchokes are wonderful roasted at 425 degrees for about 35 minutes. Slice them into chunks or thin rounds and toss with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. They do not need to be peeled.