Glorious Roots

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  • Come winter, these humble root veggies are ready to make your dishes delicious. Pinterest
  • Delicious pickled or roasted with a little thyme, beets are an excellent source of folate, important for expectant moms. Look for firm beets with relatively smooth, unblemished skin, deep color and bright, perky greens. Pinterest
  • A crisp yet chewy favorite in Asian and northern cuisines, burdock’s deep, earthy flavor is terrific in soups and stews. Try it, especially if you love beets and mushrooms. Pinterest
  • Sweet and delightfully crunchy raw, rich and flavorful roasted, carrots are nutritious, too — they’re packed with vitamin A and carotene, an antioxidant that’s important for healthy eyes and skin. Look for firm, straight carrots with bright color. Pinterest
  • Related to carrots and offering some of the same good nutrients, parsnips are likewise delicious mashed or puréed, and downright incredible roasted. Pinterest
  • America’s favorite versatile veggie — whether mashed, roasted, puréed or sautéed — potatoes pair beautifully with rosemary. Packed with antioxidants (especially in the skin), vitamins, fiber and folate, too. Look for firm potatoes without cracks or soft spots. Pinterest
  • Crisp, juicy and just a little bitter, this child of cabbage and turnip has a funny name — but it’s sweet, savory and utterly delicious roasted and mashed, or added to soups and stews. Pinterest
  • Equally at home in a pie, a mash or roasted to perfection, sweet potatoes (aka yams in the US) are packed with antioxidants, vitamins and fiber — so good, so good for you! Look for specimens that are firm and heavy for their size, with no cracks or blemishes. Pinterest
  • With a crisp texture and bold, mustardy flavor, turnips are at their best roasted — and they provide yummy contrast when combined with other earthy root veggies. Pinterest
  • Eye-catchingly colorful, the watermelon radish has a mild and sweetly peppery flavor that adds gentle zip to salads — and tastes spectacular pickled. Pinterest
Come winter, these humble root veggies are ready to make your dishes delicious.
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