Cassava is a staple in Asian, Latin American, and African diet. Why? Becuase it is an incredible source of those energizing complex carbohydrates. Also, cassava is loaded with dietary fiber as well. Typically, cassava is boiled but it can be added to stews also. Another popular way to consume cassava is by turning this nutritious root crop into a healthy bag of chips!
How could we forget the delicious, hearty, and healthy sweet potatoes? Our list just wouldn’t be complete without them! The nutritional profile of a sweet potato is pretty impressive. Just looking at a glance, the sweet potato is packed with potassium, magnesium, and Vitamins A, C, and E. There are numerous ways to eat sweet potatoes and they can even be eaten as pie.
Unlike the name might suggest, Jerusalem artichokes are not native to Jerusalem the city. In fact, they are more like potatoes than artichokes. However, despite these inconsistencies, artichokes should definitely be a consistent staple in your diet. Artichokes contain phosphorous, potassium, manganese, iron, calcium, Vitamin B1 (also known as thiamine), and Vitamin C.