Helianthus

ROOTS& TUBERS

Helianthus

This thin tuber is the little brother of the Jerusalem artichoke and comes from the sunflower family. The tuber is therefore also referred as a solar root. Helianthus can be eaten raw, cooked or baked and tastes slightly sweet and nutty.

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Origin

Helianthus is originally from Northern America. In the 17th century, the root was used for the first time in the French cuisine and became more popular.

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Helianthus

How to store

Keep the helianthus at a dark, cool and dry place.

How to eat

You can eat the helianthus with or without skin. Use it in a raw salad, cooked or baked. Helianthus is nice replacement for potatoes and great to experiment with it. The tubers taste good with “wild” dishes.

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