This plant is a member of the sunflower family.
Supplied by Aweside Farm from their site that is part of an ecological land cooperative in Sussex where they practice agro-ecological farming.
The tubers are the roots of the plant and have a sweet nutty flavour.
If you have the space, I would advise that you plant some of these root tubers so you can enjoy an ample harvest of these wonderful tubers year after year!
Can be eaten raw and sliced thinly, making a great addition to salads.
When cooked they can become mushy quickly - so steam, boil or saute gently and be careful not to overcook them!