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Topinambur – it’s time for the harvest of tubers 

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Today was a beautiful day and because it’s Monday there was something about being very productive in the air ☺️ And because it’s time for the harvest of tubers we went for picking some spontaneous topinambur. 

Topinambur, (Helianthus tuberosus)
belongs to the family of tuber building plants from the genus of the sunflower-plant also named as Erdbirne, Weißwurzel, Jerusalem-artichoke, diabetics-potatoes or the ur-potatoe.

The plant of is similar to the sunflower and can grow up to 3 meter and has a little yellow flower. In contrast to potato (which has starch as the main substance) or beet (which has sugar as its main ungredient) the main component of its tuber is inulin.

We picked the roots and have the seeds for next year, however, we are still looking for creative recipes of how to prepare topinambur. Do you have any suggestions?     




Author: cupsandteaspoons

Plant based food enthusiast and vegan “curiouseur”

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