Root vegetables are plants which have large roots, tubers, rhizomes, corms, or bulbs growing beneath the ground. These are usually made up of mostly carbohydrates, but some have other nutrients in large quantities. Root vegetables generally have a high caloric density, store well, and many produce edible greens above ground. Root crops grow well in cooler areas or areas with lots of inclement weather, in contrast to most grains.
Common Root Vegetables
- Jerusalem Artichoke also known as sunchoke
- Sweet Potato
- Water Chestnut