Root Vegetable Guide

Root Vegetable Carbs Fibre Storage
Beets – 1 cup raw 9 grams 4 grams Loose in the refrigerator crisper.   Unwashed will stay fresh for 3-5 days.
Turnips – 1 cup raw 6 grams 2 grams Place unwashed in perforated plastic bag and store in refrigerator crisper. Will stay fresh for 1 – 3 weeks.
Parsnips – 1 cup raw 17 grams 7 grams To prevent moisture loss, wrap in paper towel, place in plastic bag and store in refrigerator crisper.  Will stay fresh for 1-2 weeks.
Celery Root – 1 cup raw 11 grams 3 grams Place in plastic bag and store in refrigerator crisper.  Will stay fresh for 2 weeks.
Rutabagas – 1 cup raw 7 grams 4 grams Place unwashed in perforated plastic bag and store in refrigerator crisper.  Will stay fresh for 2 weeks.
Potatoes – 1 cup raw 22 grams 2 grams Store in a cool, dark, dry place.  Can be stored for up to 2 months.
Sweet potatoes 23 grams 4 grams Store in a cool, dark, dry place.  Will stay fresh for approximately 1 week.
Carrots 8 grams 4 grams Store washed, in plastic bag in refrigerator for 2-4 weeks.  Store unwashed in a root cellar for up to 4 months.

Harvest Recipes in time for your Turkey Celebration!

Cranberry Apple Sausage Stuffing
Old-Fashioned Baked Squash
Pumpkin Harvest Cheesecake
Harvard Beets
Turnip Apple Bake
Pumpkin Loaf
Roasting Pumpkin Seeds
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Did You Know?

Rutabagas and turnips are actually members of the mustard family!

African slaves in the southern U.S. called sweet potatoes “Nyami”, the name of the edible tuber from their homeland. The name was eventually shortened to “yam”.

In general, root vegetables have no fat and are very low in calories.

The first toy ever advertised on North American television was Mr. Potato Head!

Worldwide, potatoes occupy approximately 50 billion acres of land!

One cup of beets contains about 75 calories.

Radishes are a common breakfast item for the Japanese.

Lipton’s Dry Onion Soup Mix was first introduced in 1952.

Potatoes are 80% water.

The thickness of an onion skin is said to predict the severity of the winter -- the thicker the skin, the more harsh the weather!

Rutabagas are larger than turnips, feature yellow flesh and purple tops (turnips have white flesh) and are usually waxed for winter storage!

Despite their physical similarities, yams and sweet potatoes are not related. Yams are tubers (bulbs) related to grasses and lilies, whereas sweet potatoes are members of the Morning Glory family.

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