Also known as Jerusalem artichokes, Sunchokes are a tuberous root in the sunflower family. They are neither from Jerusalem nor related to artichokes and were originally cultivated by Native Americans.
Sunchokes are a great source of iron, potassium and thiamin. They are also low in calories and high in fiber. Inulin, the primary carbohydrate in sunchokes, minimally affects blood sugar and is touted as a diabetic-friendly carb.