December 1999 Issue
Get in Touch With Your Roots (and Your Winter Squash, Too)
As fall fades and winter begins its chill, the selection and variety of fresh root vegetables and winter squash are plentiful in produce aisles. Nutritionally speaking, these vegetables are rich in complex carbohydrates, low in calories, offer respectable amounts of fiber and can be a good source of certain vitamins and minerals, especially potassium. Some are superb sources of beta-carotene. (See chart.)Root Vegetables Let's face it, root vegetables are not particularly attractive. But
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