Jerusalem artichoke


Je·​ru·​sa·​lem artichoke jə-ˈrü-s(ə-)ləm- How to pronounce Jerusalem artichoke (audio)
: a perennial sunflower (Helianthus tuberosus) of the U.S. and Canada widely cultivated for its tubers that are used as a vegetable and as a livestock feed
also : its tubers

Examples of Jerusalem artichoke in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This soluble fiber is found in many plants, such as barley, chicory, garlic, and Jerusalem artichoke. Julia Ries, Health, 14 Jan. 2024 Something to be aware of is one of the sources of fiber—Jerusalem artichoke—may cause some digestive discomfort like bloating for those sensitive to inulin or who follow a low FODMAP diet like those with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Isabel Vasquez Rd Ldn, Health, 27 Mar. 2023 This powdered probiotic supplement is made with just four natural ingredients, including a probiotic blend, pumpkin seed, beef bone broth, and Jerusalem artichoke. The Salt Lake Tribune, 29 Nov. 2022 Aloe Life's FiberMate is a nutritional supplement formulated with 16 dark green vegetables, herbs, and FOS from Jerusalem artichoke. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 2 Nov. 2022 Meals are made using produce and meat from the 1,000-acre estate, and breakfast might include eggs Benedict with paper-thin slices of ham, while dinner could be chargrilled venison with Jerusalem artichoke and poached quince. New York Times, 15 July 2022 Vegetables: Bean, calabaza, cantaloupe, cassava, chayote, corn, cucumbers, dasheen, eggplant, Jerusalem artichoke, jicama, luffa, malanga, New Zealand spinach, okra, pepper, pumpkin, southern peas, squash, tamarillo, tomato, and watermelon. Tom MacCubbin,, 26 Feb. 2022 The sodas, which range from about 35-50 calories each, are made with a mix of ingredients like Jerusalem artichoke and Cassava root that the company says support digestive health. Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN, 14 Dec. 2021 This exuberantly large perennial plant, with its broad, furry, gray-green leaves, is, botanically, Smallanthus sonchifolius, a relative of sunchoke (Jerusalem artichoke) and sunflower. Pam Peirce,, 15 Jan. 2021 See More

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Word History


Jerusalem by folk etymology from Italian girasole girasole

First Known Use

1639, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Jerusalem artichoke was in 1639

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