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Tasty Root Vegetables

Updated June 14, 2019 5.6k votes 1.8k voters 154.4k views36 items

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A list of root vegetables and tubers. These are edible plants in which the leaves, stems, flowers, or roots are edible. This list does not include edible plants that are funguses, seeds, or treated as fruits. Something to consider: the word vegetable is based on culinary tradition. It is not scientific. Edible plants traditionally used to make savory dishes are typically considered to be types of vegetables. That said, some vegetables are occasionally used to also make sweet dishes, such as carrots, rhubarb, and even avocados. While some of the vegetables on this list may be eaten raw, more often than not, vegetables are cooked. So whether you're a vegetarian, vegan, or just a well rounded carnivore, enjoy this list of root vegetables and tubers. If you want to add your favorite root veggies to this list, just type in the name and click add. While you're at it, don't forget to vote for your favorites!
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  • Carrot1
    425
    111
    Latin Name: Daucus Carota Subsp. Sativus
  • Sweet potato2
    358
    102
    Latin Name: Ipomoea batatas
  • Onion3
    188
    55
  • Beet4
    257
    125
    Latin Name: Beta vulgaris
  • Ginger5
    130
    41
  • Radish6
    184
    94
  • Parsnip7
    175
    97
    Latin Name: Pastinaca Sativa
  • Potatoes8
    184
    43
  • Turnip9
    152
    95
    Latin Name: Brassica spp.
  • Yellow Lily Yam10
    154
    84

    Yellow Lily Yam

    Latin Name: Amorphophallus glabra
  • Black Salsify11
    83
    42
    Latin Name: Scorzonera hispanica
  • Rutabaga12
    105
    66
    Latin Name: Brassica spp.
  • Jicama13
    111
    67
  • Black Cumin14
    84
    44

    Black Cumin

    Latin Name: Bunium persicum
  • Parsley Root15
    90
    64

    Parsley Root

    Latin Name: Petroselinum spp.
  • Cassava16
    84
    59
    Latin Name: Manihot esculenta
  • Daikon17
    68
    46
    Latin Name: Raphanus Sativus Var. Longipinnatus
  • Ahipa18
    79
    38

    Ahipa

    Latin Name: Pachyrhizus spp.
  • Native Ginger19
    86
    60

    Native Ginger

    Latin Name: Hornstedtia scottiana
  • Celeriac20
    50
    41
    Latin Name: Apium Graveolens Rapaceum
  • Skirret21
    65
    52

    Skirret

    Latin Name: Sium sisarum
  • Celery Root22
    36
    30
  • Kohlrabi23
    43
    30
  • Yacón24
    60
    48

    Yacón

    Latin Name: Smallanthus sonchifolius
  • Burdock25
    37
    40
    Latin Name: Arctium, Family Asteraceae