Root for vegetables

Root vegetables, like carrots, can provide a good source of vitamins and minerals and offer a bit of variety on the plate.

Root vegetables, like carrots, can provide a good source of vitamins and minerals and offer a bit of variety on the plate.

Sat, Oct 5, 2013, 01:27

You might have noticed that the supermarket aisles are sporting even more root vegetables than usual. From the humble turnip and carrot to the slightly more exotic butternut squash and sweet potato, these underground veg can offer welcome additions to recipes.

Try cubing and brushing them with oil for roasting along with chopped peppers and courgettes, add them to casseroles or use them to make hearty and filling soups.

As with other vegetables, they can provide a good source of fibre, other plant compounds, vitamins and minerals, and they offer a bit of variety on the plate.