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Calories in Root Vegetables

A Calorie Breakdown Your Waist Will Root For

If eating more veggies in on your to-do list for 2014, but you can't quite bring yourself to stick a fork in a cold, wet salad, roasting veggies is the perfect wintry option. Since they tend to be higher in calories than summery veggies, you'll want to know how they stack up nutritionally so they don't contribute to Winter weight gain. Check out the stats below.

1 cup Calories Carbs (g) Fiber (g) Protein (g) Calcium (mg) Potassium (mg)
Beets 37 8.5 1.7 1.4 13.6 259.3
Carrots 55 12.8 4.7 1.2 46.8 366.6
Parsnips 111 26.6 5.6 2.1 57.7 572.5
Russet potatoes 118 27.2 2 3.2 19 679
Rutabagas 66 14.9 3.1 2.2 81.6 554.2
Sweet potatoes 180 41.4 6.6 4 76 950
Turnips 34 7.9 3.1 1.1 51.5 276.1

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