i love their earthy knobbiness. and they do taste like an artichoke heart. but harder.
a 'harder heart', eh?
perhaps a metaphor for people we all know.
a native-american tuber.
i like that word...tuber.
just boil a bit longer than a potato, put some butter and garlic on them and voila!
you have earthy-knobby-tuber-goodness for your chilled autumn tummy.
if we eat seasonally, we feel more in tune with ourselves and everyone else.
i really believe that.
jerusalem artichokes (aka, 'sunchokes') are excellent for diabetics b/c although starchy, they burn through your system much more slowly than a potato and have inulin (NOT insulin) that breaks down into fructose instead of glucose in your body. this allows for better metabolizing of the veggie overall. plus, i can tell you from experience, you don't need a lot of insulin to eat them!