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The sunchoke, which is also called a Jerusalem artichoke, is a species of sunflower that is native to eastern North America. The edible part is the tuber, which resembles ginger in appearance, but has a taste similar to an artichoke. (Read more on Wikipedia.)

Sunchokes are a great source of niacin, vitamin C, phosphorous, copper, potassium, thiamin, and especially iron (one cup raw packs in 28% of the daily recommended value!). Iron is essential for transporting oxygen throughout the body and regulating cell growth. (Read more about iron from the National Institutes of Health and get your nutrition facts at

Sunchokes should be kept in a cool, dark, and dry location or kept in a sealed bag in your refrigerator's crisper drawer.

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