JERUSALEM ARTICHOKE: Properties, Uses and Benefits

Family: Asteraceae Species: Helianthus Tuberosus Common Name: Jerusalem Artichoke, Sunroot, Sunchoke, Topinambour Jerusalem artichoke is a herbaceous perennial related to sunflower and native to North America. Today it’s widely cultivated across the temperate zone for its tuber, which is used as a root vegetable, eaten both raw and cooked. Other uses come from Industry being tuber a great source of biomass, as well as high quality alcohol is extracted from tuber fermentation. CULTIVATION Needing plenty of space to grow, this perennial is ideal when planted as a windbreak or screen.…