artichoke, Jerusalem

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Tubers of Helianthus tuberosus introduced into Europe from Canada by Samuel de Champlain in the 17th century and originally called Canadian artichoke; the origin of the name Jerusalem is from the Italian girasole (sunflower). A 170‐g portion is a good source of copper; a source of vitamin B1; provides 1.7 g of dietary fibre; supplies 30 kcal (125 kJ). Much of the carbohydrate is the non-starch polysaccharide inulin.

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