Yams, beets, parsnips, turnips, rutabagas, carrots, yuca, kohlrabi, onions, garlic, celery root (or celeriac), horseradish, daikon, turmeric, jicama, Jerusalem artichokes, radishes, and ginger are all considered roots. Because root vegetables grow underground, they absorb a great amount of nutrients from the soil.
Also to know is, is Cabbage a leaf or stem?
It is a member of the cabbage family and is white, green, or purple in color. Similar to other members in the onion family, the edible portion is swollen leaves with a bit of stem. The edible portion is a stem modified for underwater growth. Buds and branches are visible on the vegetable sold as lotus root.
What is the scientific name for a cabbage?
Brassica oleracea var. capitata
Are white potatoes a root vegetable?
It is a stem vegetable. The potatoes grow on underground stems, called stolons. You can know potato tubers are actually thickened stems because they have buds that sprout stems and leaves. Roots don't do that.