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The Dirt-Covered Produce You Don't Buy Very Often

We're talking about: Root vegetables like parsnips and turnips
Why you should eat more of them: Because they grow underground, these veggies get direct exposure to the soil's vitamins and minerals, says Rodriguez, making them a great addition to your typical grown-above-ground vegetable lineup. One cup of parsnips has more than one-third of your daily vitamin C needs, plus potassium and folate. Turnips have a variety of B vitamins, which help your body produce energy from the foods you eat.
Keep this in mind too: Root veggies offer fiber to help regulate blood-sugar levels and boost satiety. One cup of parsnips has 6.5 grams, while one cup of turnips has 2.3 grams.