The underground, edible root of a plant that is usually a long or round shaped tap root.

Examples are carrot, turnip, swede, radish, parsnip, beetroot, celeriac, daikon radish and ginger.

This video developed by explores the processes that take place to produce perfect root vegetables for New Zealanders. Join us as we visit Hamish Gates from A S Wilcox in Pukekohe to see what they do.

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