What Are Root Vegetables?

April 25, 2016

Roots are some of the most nutrient-dense vegetables in the world. While each root contains its own set of health benefits, they share many of the same characteristics. Yams, beets, parsnips, turnips, rutabagas, carrots, yuca, kohlrabi, onions, garlic, celery root (or celeriac), horseradish, daikon, turmeric, jicama, Jerusalem artichokes, radishes, and ginger are all considered roots.

 

Because root vegetables grow underground, they absorb a great amount of nutrients from the soil. They are packed with a high concentration of antioxidants, Vitamins C, B, A, and iron, helping to cleanse your system. They are also filled with slow-burning carbohydrates and fiber, which make you feel full, and help regulate your blood sugar and digestive system.

 

 

 

Check out this abbreviated list of some root vegetables that you may or may not be familiar wit and try incorporating them into your diet.

 


Daikon 
Jicama 
Beet 
Rutabaga

Burdock root 

Carrot 

Celeriac 

Parsnip 

Parsley root 

Radish 

Turnip 

Ginger
Sweet Potato 
Prairie turnip or breadroot
Pignut 

Cassava 

Artichoke 

Turmeric 
Yams
Potato
Garlic 

Onion

Fennel 

 

[Content originally published on ohmyveggies.com]

 

 


 

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