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Helianti


La Légumière, the specialist in Breton and seasonal vegetables! Heliantis

Shape and external appearance


Shape of a rhizome, close to the Jerusalem artichoke, but smooth, spindle-shaped and tapered at the attachment.

Properties


It contains calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus… but also vitamins (especially C).

Caliber


5 to 8 cm long.

Scientific and botanical name


Helianthus strumosus (Asteraceae family) very close to Jerusalem artichoke. Other names: Helianthis, Helianthe scrofuleux, Salsifi of America. Large perennial, annual, with yellow flower heads.

Coloring


Light beige rhizomes,

Origin & Culture


Helianthus is native to North America and is grown like Jerusalem artichokes. The plantation of tubers is done in March. The harvest, less abundant than Jerusalem artichoke, can begin at the end of September, tubers are harvested until April.

Smell


No particular smell.

Preparation advice


Helianthus is prepared like potatoes, but cooked very quickly. It can be eaten hot with meat or cold in a salad.

Texture


No particular smell.

Home preservation


Once out of the ground, the Helianthus can be kept for a few days in the refrigerator.

Flavor


The taste is similar to that of artichoke stock.

The seasonality of the product


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Our recipes based on this product


Nous n'avons pas encore de recettes pour ce produit.

Packaging available for this product


Colis carton, Colis bois, Barquette

The seasonality of the product


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F

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Janvier (1)

Février (2)

Mars (3)

Septembre (9)

Octobre (10)

Novembre (11)

Décembre (12)

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Laurent, Ronan and Frédéric Méar

Producers for La Légumière


Laurent, Ronan and Frédéric Méar have been producing vegetables for La Légumière for many years. The cultivation of Breton vegetables no longer holds any secrets for these three brothers.