I picked up some of these unique, Ontario Sunchokes at Harvest Barn Country Markets in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
The sunchokes resemble ginger root but, they are nothing the same. They can be grown throughout Canada and most of the United States. They were originally grown and cultivated by our native Indians, as a naturally sweet and healthy starch vegetable.
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Sunchoke tubers can be eaten raw or cooked, are delicious in salads, soups, stir fries, mashed, or braised with leeks to name a few uses. They are also a very delicious, healthy alternative to potatoes. Sunchokes are also a good source of iron, potassium and iodine. They are high in protien, fiber, copper, niacin, thiamine, and phosphorous.
Sunchokes are highly alkaline and since cancer cells can’t survive in alkaline environments, sunchokes provide definite health benefits. A fantastic anti-cancer salad calls for the ingredients to have high alkaline qualities that are unfriendly to cancer, such as avocado, burdock, turmeric, sunchokes, hemp hearts, lemon, ginger, garlic, cayenne, and chives. Sunchokes are in very good company, when combined with these ingredients to create a beneficial anti-cancer salad, and it is also a great liver cleanse.
When eaten raw, sunchokes are crisp, and a little sweet with a pleasant nutty flavor. They are delicious roasted with olive oil, they can be baked, pan sauteed with butter, baked as a gratin to name a few dishes in which to include sunchokes in your diet. Also, the skin is edible and full of healthy goodness as well.
Get out to Harvest Barn Country Markets to either location – Niagara-0n-the-Lake or St. Catharines, Ontario. Find them online @:
Do make a point of stopping in and bringing home some of these Ontario Sunchokes At Harvest Barn Country Markets, and treat your family to something new, healthy, and different, to replace potatoes or other starches in their diet.
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