Wonky Veg

Our gloved (and loved!) volunteer teams weigh and pack their way through many kilograms of produce each Thursday at our Lee Green base.

Sunchoke, better known as Jerusalem Artichoke

Jerusalem artichokes do not derive from the artichoke family nor do they originate from Jerusalem. Instead they are a sunflower tuber, often called a Sunchoke, from North America - all very unusual! This strange vegetable looks like knobbly ginger and tastes remarkably like potato when cooked and chestnuts when raw. A vegetable high in fibre and with fantastic PREBIOTIC qualities, it is a little bit of magic for people who can’t or don’t eat potatoes and yet miss them. Let me explain.