Most of us eat more root veggies during Pesach than we do during the whole rest of the year! Root veggies are easy to peel, easy to clean, and a delicious replacement for grains. Plus, they have a whole host of health benefits that you may not know about!

Because root vegetable absorb so much nutrients from the ground, they can also absorb chemicals, making organic root veggies a good choice to protect yourself from pesticides.


Onions support the cardiovascular system and are a great source of biotin and a good source of vitamin C, copper, B6 and B1, phosphorous, potassium, and folate.

The humble potato is a good source of antioxidants, vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium, manganese, phosphorus, niacin, copper, and pantothenic acid.

Carrots are an excellent source of beta-carotene, which the body makes into vitamin A, an essential vitamin for healthy vision and bone growth.

Sweet potatoes are anti-inflammatory, have antioxidant properties, and they help maintain blood sugar levels.

Drinking beet juice can help you exercise longer and can help reduce blood pressure.


One cup of turnip has about 30% of your vitamin C needs for the day and helps your body absorb iron and make collagen.


Parsnips are a great source of folate, a B vitamin that is essential for pregnant women, and helps reduce the risk of neural tube defects.