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14 vegetables you've probably never heard of

By: Bryan Nelson on April 2, 2013, 3:07 p.m.
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Celeriac

Though popular in Europe, this hearty, delicious root vegetable is hard to come by in the United States. That's a shame, because it makes for a great seasonal alternative to the potato in the winter, and is an excellent source of dietary fiber. Celeriac is also noteworthy among root vegetables in that it contains very little starch. So those looking to cut the starch from their diet can still enjoy all those "potato snacks" by replacing the potato with celeriac.