Root vegetables may not sound — or look — glamorous in their raw form, but their health benefits are impressive. Healthline’s Nutrition team provides a detailed and in-depth look at these 13 nutrient-packed root vegetables here. So, read up and get cooking!

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Health bonus: high in fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidants

Balsamic roasted onions via @nikkidinkicooking

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Sweet potatoes

Health bonus: rich in fiber, vitamin C, manganese, vitamin A, and antioxidants including beta-carotene, chlorogenic acid, and anthocyanins

Roasted sweet potato breakfast plate via @cupfulofkale


Health bonus: vitamin C, fiber, manganese, and potassium

Turnip fries via @jesshergert


Health bonus: loaded with antioxidants

3-ingredient ginger sore throat tea via @feastingathome


Health bonus: fiber, folate, and manganese

Beet salad via @beyondsweetandsavory

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Health bonus: manganese, vitamin B-6, and vitamin C

Tomato, pepper, and garlic soup via @plant.based_grace


Health bonus: fiber and vitamin C

Watermelon radish carpaccio via


Health bonus: vitamins A and K, plus the antioxidant beta-carotene

French Carrot Salad via @cookieandkate

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Health bonus: fiber, vitamin C, potassium, and manganese

Shaved fennel salad via @dukkah_queen


Health bonus: vitamin C, phosphorus, vitamin K

Roasted celeriac towers via @godsavethequince


Health bonus: contains a compound called curcumin, which has been shown to prevent blood clot formation, lower cholesterol levels, and reduce markers of inflammation in both test-tube and animal studies

Turmeric golden latte via @goodteastories, recipe via @dings_i_like

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Health bonus: fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B-6, potassium, and manganese

Crispy roasted potatoes via @thecookingfoodie

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Health bonus: vitamin C, potassium, manganese, and disease-fighting antioxidants

Rutabaga pommes anna via @baconbutterbourbon