The sunchoke used to be called a jerusalem artichoke but apparently got a publicist and rebranded (money maybe better spent on a stylist). Looking like ginger but tasting like new potato (or raw water chestnut), they are making a guest appearance in produce. Though these were available through the winter, Sabrina says they’re particularly sweet in spring.
Iron-rich, these tubers provide an alternative to potatoes for diabetics – their carbs are stored as inulin, a diabetic-friendly sugar. Whether you choose to peel them or just scrub them well, prepare as you would new potatoes – saute, roast, bake, boil or steam. Sliced, they give a crunchy snap to salad or stir-fry.