Topinambur

Topinambur

  • +Description

    Topinambur is a family member of the sunflowers. Topinambur is native to North Amercia. The tubers are the ones which are consumed. Topinambur looks like a white potato. The taste of the tuber is slightly sweet, nutty, potato, artichoke like. The texture is like a potato only crunchier.

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    Topinambur is available from France and Israel.

  • +Main nutrients

    Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Riboflavin, Thiamin, Vitamin B6 and C.

Main varieties

  • Topinambur

    Topinambur

    Topinambur looks like a white potato. The taste of the tuber is slightly sweet, nutty, potato, artichoke like.

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Preparation

Preparation

Clean the skin of the topinambur or peel it off. Then cut in pieces and add to a dish cooked, or raw.

Consumption

Topinambur can be consumed in the same way as potatoes. This makes topinambur is a great substitute for potatoes. It tastes great when boiled, fried, baked or even raw.

When to eat

Topinambur should be free from soft spots, wrinkles or sprouting. Topinambur will keep fresh for a couple of weeks, when stored in the refrigerator.

Did you know?

  • Topinambur is also called:  Sunroot, Sunchoke, Jerusalem artichoke and Earth apple.
  • The English name Jerusalem artichoke falsely suggests a connection with Israel, but there is not one. The name probably is a corruption of the Italian name: articiocco Girasole (sunflower artichoke).
  • In Norway they call it Jordskokker.
  • Topinambur was first described by French explorer Samuel de Champlain in 1605. Since then, topinambur is popular in France.