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It was obvious that my J-chokes were having issues with the weather. Maybe it was too wet to thrive because the flowers were very few this year.
As a member of the sunflower clan you can usually expect quite a show. Not this time around.
Most of this harvest has to be recycled for next season.
But with sunchokes in the subtropics it's `iffy whether to store them somewhere cool or just let some tubers stay in the soil.
In the shops they are a very rare occurrence.
Good tasting -- a truly remarkable vegetable tuber.
Unlike most tubers, the tubers store their carbohydrate as inulin (not to be confused with insulin) rather than as starch.
The tuber contains about 2% protein, no oil, and little starch but is rich in the carbohydrate inulin (8 to 13%).

As I don't do yoga what little meal I will get from these will have to suffice in way of generating some flatulent goodness.
No need to adopt Downward Facing Dog or the Plow. With fartichokes a good meal thereof turns you into a hovercraft even while sedentary. Talk about transcendental elevation!

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Comment by Andrew Cumberland on April 9, 2021 at 19:48

Santa Maria!!!

Comment by Dave Riley on April 9, 2021 at 15:52

These days will be behind you.

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