13 healthiest root vegetables

Root vegetables may not seem very glamorous but their nutritive benefit makes up for their humble appearance.

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Read on to know about 13 types of root vegetables that you should eat regularly.

Even though root vegetables are not the “typical” vegetables but they are one of the healthiest food options that help to bring about a variety in our diet. Root vegetables may not seem very glamorous but their nutritive benefit makes up for their humble appearance.

Here is a list of 13 root vegetables that you should include in your diet.

Onion. Onion is the most popular root vegetable that is rich in fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidants.

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Sweet potatoes. This starchy root vegetable is also rich in fiber, manganese, and vitamin A and C. It is also loaded with antioxidants such as anthocyanins and chlorogenic acid.

Turnip. This root vegetable is rich in fiber, vitamin C, potassium, and manganese.

Ginger. Even though this aromatic root vegetable is used in tiny amounts but it is still nutritious for our health as it is loaded with highly beneficial antioxidants.

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Beets. This brightly colored root vegetable contains folate, fiber, and manganese.

Garlic. You will be surprised to know that this root vegetable is rich in vitamin B6 and C, and manganese.

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Radish. This root vegetable in varying colors is rich in fiber and vitamin C.

Carrots. This brightly colored root vegetable is rich in vitamin A and K and the powerful antioxidant beta carotene.

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Fennel. This aromatic root vegetable rich in vitamin C, fiber, manganese, and potassium.

Celeriac. It is rich in vitamin C and K, and phosphorus.

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Turmeric. Turmeric contains the powerful antioxidant curcumin.

Potatoes. This versatile root vegetable is rich in vitamin B6 and C, fiber, manganese, and potassium.

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Rootabaga. This root vegetable is rich in potassium, vitamin C, manganese, and other powerful antioxidants.

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