Jerusalem Artichoke comes originally from North America. Jerusalem artichoke is related to globe artichokes and sunflowers. Jerusalem artichokes have a nutty taste. Jerusalem artichokes can be eaten raw, sautéed, or slow cooked and fried. Jerusalem artichoke is also used in salads and casseroles.
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