Sunchokes as they are fondly called in the U.S. Is a tuber of Peruvian origin. They grow in colder temperatures where it is difficult to cultivate other tubers. They have a ugly looking exterior which vary from beige, brown, silvery to red color which are easy to peel.
They have a crunchy texture and nutty and earthy aroma. Sunchokes can be eaten raw grated in salads,they make crisp chips. During the 16th Century Jerusalem artichokes were popular in making desserts. Later their use faded away due to misconception.
Sunchokes pair well with chocolate,coffee,sage and curry to name a few.