Root Vegetables: November’s Nutritional Power House
Here at The Pink Grapefruit we love to cook with the seasons. That way we maximize the best produce our province has to offer. Eating with the seasons has numerous benefits. Here are some of our top reasons for focusing on what is best in the season:
- Maximum nutritional content
- Cost efficiency
- Supporting local farmers & communities
- Better awareness of our environment
For the month of November we look to root vegetables as the stars of the show. Root vegetables can be harvested up until frosts begin so they are heavy hitters for these cold winter months.
There is also something about these hearty vegetables that makes us appreciate them more during the cold months even though they are now available all year round. We love how their colours mimic the trees; pale yellow parsnips, bright orange carrots, purple potatoes and rust coloured shallots. Eating with the seasons makes us feel more connected with our environment despite our urban surroundings.Taste is also better when vegetables get a chance to do the ripening in the ground.
Some of our favourite dishes this month that you can find at the store are our staple root vegetable medley pictured above. As a side or snack it’s the perfect compliment to any of your cold evening dinners. Infused with dried rosemary and roasted with light olive oil it’s a heart healthy choice packed with nutrition. Another one of our favourite ways to serve root vegetables at the store is in a soup. Creamy parnsnip or celery root feels decadent but we omit the dairy so you can indulge in comfort without the calories.
Nutritional Benefits of Root Vegetables
Our in house nutritionist Skye lists the best nutritional elements of root vegetables below:
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Here are some more links on the benefits of Root Vegetables!
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