Spotlight on Root Vegetables: Know Your Roots
Author: Special to CH2
A root vegetable related to the turnip and horseradish family, with a crisp texture and a peppery hot flavor. The hotness of the radish varies from mild to very strong, depending on the
age and type.
The color of a beet is a good indicator of the sweetness. The darker the beet, the more sweet it is.
Several varieties of onions are available all year round, but their prime season is spring and summer.
Garlic can be kept in a cool, dark, dry place for 4-6 months. However, it is best used within a few weeks.
Carrots have a sweet flavor, which make them great for baking cakes, muffins and cookies
When selecting potatoes, choose those that are firm and plump.