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What are Root Vegetables?

What Roo Vegetables

 
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All these vegetables grow underground. They have leafy green stems that grow above ground. Look for root vegetables at your grocery store or farmer’s market You may find different local varieties and colors. Try them in your roasted roots.

  • Beet
  • Parsnip
  • Turnip
  • Potato
  • Sweet Potato
  • Onion

Those pictured here and listed above are only a partial list. Here’s a bit more about root vegetables from OhMyVeggies.com

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.

Root Veggies

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