Suzanne Hollander, MS, RD

As a dietitian, home cook, and enthusiast of all-things-delicious, I'm often asked, "so what do YOU eat?" Here's a blog to answer that very question! My hope is that you'll find (even just a little) inspiration from some of my favorite recipes, restaurants, party-ideas and food musings for your own happy, healthy, food-loving lifestyle.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Fresh Pick of the Week: Jerusalem Artichoke

Jerusalem artichokes (aka sunchokes) are available at many fall/winter farmers markets throughout the country. These tubers or plant roots grow below sunflower plants and can be prepared similarly to potatoes. However, Jerusalem artichokes offer a sweeter flavor profile than typical potatoes due to the fact that they are composed of a fructose-based carbohydrate known as "inulin". Beyond the benefits from Jerusalem artichokes' vitamins and minerals, the inulin content may confer health benefits of its own. Inulin has been shown to act as a prebiotic, feeding our body's beneficial bacteria, which may result in a stronger digestive tract and immune system. If all of that doesn't give you reason enough to go out and buy them, stay tuned for a tasty recipe later this week!

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