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Tasty Root Vegetables

Updated June 14, 2019 6.0k votes 1.7k voters 154.0k 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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  • 1
    Carrot
    429
    111
    Latin Name: Daucus Carota Subsp. Sativus
  • 2
    Sweet potato
    357
    103
    Latin Name: Ipomoea batatas
  • 3
    Onion
    182
    57
  • 4
    Beet
    259
    126
    Latin Name: Beta vulgaris
  • 5
    Ginger
    122
    43
  • 6
    Radish
    184
    98
  • 7
    Parsnip
    177
    101
    Latin Name: Pastinaca Sativa
  • 8
    Potatoes
    177
    45
  • 9
    Yacón
    164
    49

    Yacón

    Latin Name: Smallanthus sonchifolius
  • 10
    Salsify
    122
    51

    Salsify

    Latin Name: Tragopogon spp.
  • 11
    Black Salsify
    85
    43
    Latin Name: Scorzonera hispanica
  • 12
    Yellow Lily Yam
    155
    89

    Yellow Lily Yam

    Latin Name: Amorphophallus glabra
  • 13
    Turnip
    151
    100
    Latin Name: Brassica spp.
  • 14
    Black Cumin
    87
    42

    Black Cumin

    Latin Name: Bunium persicum
  • 15
    Desert Yam
    109
    48

    Desert Yam

    Latin Name: Ipomoea costata
  • 16
    Rutabaga
    105
    69
    Latin Name: Brassica spp.
  • 17
    Jicama
    114
    68
  • 18
    Cassava
    86
    60
    Latin Name: Manihot esculenta
  • 19
    Daikon
    68
    48
    Latin Name: Raphanus Sativus Var. Longipinnatus
  • 20
    Parsley Root
    92
    67

    Parsley Root

    Latin Name: Petroselinum spp.
  • 21
    Ahipa
    81
    40

    Ahipa

    Latin Name: Pachyrhizus spp.
  • 22
    Celeriac
    52
    43
    Latin Name: Apium Graveolens Rapaceum
  • 23
    Celery Root
    37
    31
  • 24
    Native Ginger
    89
    62

    Native Ginger

    Latin Name: Hornstedtia scottiana
  • 25
    Kohlrabi
    43
    32