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Turnips, Parsnips, Beet, Daikon, Radish, Rutabaga, Yuca, Casava, Baby candy cane beets, Black radish, Horseradish root, Burdock root, Galangal root, Ginger root, Wasabi root, Black salsify, Celeriac, Arrowroot
Root vegetables are grown underground, and come in a variety of shades of red, orange, yellow, and white. Radishes have a spicy flavor while beets have a mild taste.
- Choose root vegetables that are crisp and firm (not easily bendable).
- Store in refridgerator in produce drawer for up to 2 weeks or on the countertop for 1-2 days.
- Remove any greens attached.
- Cut up and eat raw alone or with hummus or yogurt dip.
- Slice or shred for slaws or salads.
Why It's Great
- Vitamin A keeps our eyes working, our immune system strong, and our cells growing.
- Vitamin C keeps our immune system strong and helps our bodies heal quickly.
- Vitamin K helps our bodies heal quickly.
- Fiber helps with healthy digestion and keeps us feeling full. Eating enough fiber has been shown to keep our hearts healthy too.
- Potassium, a type of electrolyte, helps build muscle and keeps your heart healthy.