Root vegetables are known to store energy in the form of carbohydrates and eaten by humans. These root vegetables are important staple foods with high carbohydrate concentration, Potassium, Vitamin A, water and dietary fiber.
Ginger is the most popular root Vegetables, widely used as a spice in India and also as a folk medicine in Ayurveda. Ginger and turmeric both are key ingredient of kitchen spices and contains moderate amounts protein, vitamin and dietary minerals.
Turmeric is also from the ginger family and the roots are used for cooking in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Turmeric powder is used in Ayurvedic medicine and one of the best home remedy for skin care.
Potatoes are tuberous crop and a rich source of vitamin B6 and vitamin C. The nutrient content of potatoes are help the body to build bone health, heart health and immunity.
Carrot is the most famous root vegetable and most commonly cultivated and eaten for taproot. The roots of carrot contains beta-carotene,vitamin K and vitamin B6, dietary fiber and natural sugar.
Radish has numerous varieties and most popular edible root vegetable throughout the world. Varieties of radish are provide moderate amount of vitamin C, carbohydrates and other essential nutrients.
Daikon is also a radish, mostly harvested and consumed in South Asia. Daikon is very low in food energy but a popular ingredient of many types of pickles and other culinary use.
Turnip root vegetable are grown for human consumption and also feed for livestock. Rutabaga or swede is cross between the cabbage and the turnip.
Parsnip known for its long, tuberous root and native to Eurasia where used as a vegetable. The parsnip contains antioxidants properties, high in vitamins, minerals and especially potassium.
Beetroot is a medicinal plant and also use as a food colouring. The edible taproots and leaves are used to treatment a variety of conditions.
Taro Roots are edible corms and used as vegetables in India and South Asia cultures. Taro is native to Southern India and one of the earliest cultivated plants in the world.
Both sweet potatoes and yams are tuber vegetables but very different in taste. There are many varieties of sweet potatoes and sweet yams are really are just one of them.
Elephant Foot Yam
Elephant Foot Yam or just Yam is another most healthiest root vegetables, also used in Ayurveda for traditional medicine system. List of root vegetables also includes Rutabaga,Welsh onion,Scallion, Lotus root, Garlic, Onion and other Bulb, Corm, Rhizome, Tuber, Taproot and Tuberous root.