Most of us think of beets as red, but they can be orange or yellow as well. These roots are harvested when they are young and tender and cooked and served with butter and salt and pepper. Mature beets can be used for pickled beets or stored in the root cellar for winter use. Many refer to beets as beetroot.
Parsnips look like white carrots but have a sweeter flavor. This root veggies is used in soups and stews to add flavor. They can also be eaten raw or roasted and served with meats and poultry.
Carrots are a favorite with kids and come in a wide range of colors other than traditional orange. Carrots may be yellow, purple, red and yellow and nearly any shade in between. They can be eaten either raw or cooked.
Rutabaga & Turnips
Rutabaga and turnips are often confused, but they are not the same vegetable. Rutabagas are actually a cross between a cabbage and turnip. Rutabagas have a mild, creamy flavor while turnips are crisp and zesty. Both are used in soups and stews.