Actually a tuber, the sunchoke looks like a small, bumpy potato or ginger root. The knobby, thin-skinned exterior is usually tannish-gold to cream colored but some varieties are reddish or purplish.
Chi gu is also known as Chinese Arrowhead and cigu, it is botanically classified as Sagittaria sagittifolia -
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Rome apples are available in the fall and early winter months.
Rome apples are a member of the rose family (Rosaceae) and of the species malus domestica. When first grown the Rome apple was known as Gillette’s Seedling, today it is marketed under a the variety names; Rome, Red Rome and Rome Beauty.
The thick skin of the Rome apple is solid bright to deep red in color. Its creamy yellow flesh is crisp and dense offering a mildly sweet and tangy flavor with a slightly flora aroma.
Rome apples are low in calories, cholesterol free and rich in soluble fiber, which has been shown to promote a healthy cardiovascular system. They also contain a fair amount of potassium and vitamin C as well as some iron, vitamin A and boron.
Rome apples are one of the best cooking apples on the market. Their dense flesh holds up well when baked making them perfect for use in pies, cakes, breads and cookies. Their flavor is enhanced as well, becoming sweeter and exceptionally rich when cooked. Try in both savory and sweet cooked preparations. Chop and add to stuffing and quiche. Roast alongside meat and root vegetables. Add diced Rome apple to pancake batter or use as a filling for tarts. They can be slow cooked and pureed to make sauces and soups. Rome apples are a choice apple when making baked apples, as they will retain their round shape even when hollowed, stuffed and baked.
The Rome apple was named after Rome Township, Ohio where the apple was first planted by chance in 1817 on the Gillett family property. Joel Gillett had purchased several trees to start an orchard and he found one of the seedlings purchased was very small and unlike the other trees. He gave this tree to his son, 14 year old Alanson who took the tree and planted it by a river on their property. Once the tree reached an age where it was producing fruit the Gillett family and neighbors noticed the fruit was exceptionally good and began to take grafts of the tree. H.N. Gillett, a cousin, was one of the first to graft the tree and took it to a nursery in order to market it to other growers in the area. The apple quickly became a popularly grown variety in Rome Township, Ohio and the surrounding areas. Today, Rome apples are grown in apple growing regions throughout the United States.
Recipes that include Rome Apples. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Alpineberry||Rum Raisin Apple Cake|
|Jbug's Kitchen Antics||Apple Sausage Stuffing|
|Guilty Kitchen||Brown Butter Spiced Apple Cake Sandwich Cookies|
|Gallina Blanca||Tarta de Manzana Quishe|
|Sunday Nite Dinner||Cinnamon Apple Cake|
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About 455 days ago, 10/28/13
Spotter's comments : Rome Apples spotted at Metropolitan Market. Perfect with sunflower seed butter!
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About 487 days ago, 9/26/13
Spotter's comments : Rome Apples spotted at Fresh Mart Xian xia Road.