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Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Month is an annual designation observed in December. Although we may not think of them this way, root vegetables are the staple of many recipes. This month, add some exotic fruits to those recipes to change it up a little for the holidays, and WOW your friends and family with your creative dishes!


Use #RootVegetablesAndExoticFruitsMonth to post pictures and recipes on your social media pages this month! Root veggies are easy to find at most grocery stores, but exotic fruits, not so much. We’ve compiled a couple of lists of the most loved root vegetables and exotic fruits you can find in the U.S. Keep your eyes peeled!

Fan-Favorite Root Vegetables:
1. Celery root
2. Onion
3. Parsnip
4. Potato
5. Radish
6. Rutabaga
7. Sweet Potato
8. Turnip
Root veggies are great because they provide complex carbs and starch, they’re high in fiber, they can help you lose weight, they contain tons of vitamins and minerals, and even contain anticancer antioxidants. Add these to almost any recipe for a nutritious boost and great flavor.

Scrumptious Exotic Fruits:
1. Chom Chom (Rambutan)
2. Durian
3. Mangosteen
4. Longan
5. Persimmon
6. Sapodilla
7. Jackfruit (this one is even used as a meat replacement for vegetarians and vegans!)
8. Dragonfruit
Exotic fruits are delicious and a fun addition to meals, especially because they are a bit harder to come by in the United States. These fruits contain large amounts of antioxidants, vitamins A, C, iron, and phosphorus. Can you say, delicious and nutritious?


In our research, we were unable to find the creator of Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Month.

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