root vegetables 
The fleshy roots of edible plants consumed as vegetables.
Root of a plant harvested before the floral stem develops; it is used as a vegetable or as a flavoring ingredient.
Its somewhat mild-tasting flesh, leaves and sprouted seeds are prepared in various ways; in Japan, it is served with sashimi.
Its sweet mild flavor is often said to resemble the oyster’s; its young leaves are also edible.
Often used as a flavoring ingredient, especially in sauces; its strong flavor becomes milder when mixed with cream or mayonnaise.
Closely related to salsify, its cream-colored flesh is less stringy and more flavorful; it is an ingredient in dishes such as soups and ragouts.
Eaten in a variety of ways: plain, in salads, in deserts, as a vegetable side dish or a juice.
The yellowish flesh of this little-known vegetable has a slightly nutty taste and a texture similar to the turnip; it can be eaten raw or cooked.