Originally Posted by serenbat
and along with the sugar you get - fiber, potassium, manganese, A, B & C -
HIGH carbs that we LOVE!
I'm afraid that really didn't address the question asked. I wasn't asking what high-carb foods you love, but what nutrients those high carb foods contain that cannot be found anywhere else, which was the pp's assertion. I love high carb foods too, in fact the only thing on your list that I don't love is jerusalem artichokes, which I've never tried. That doesn't mean that any of them contain nutrients that I can't get somewhere else...
Fiber - I don't think I really need to be specific, since all vegetable matter contains fiber.
Potassium - garlic, nuts, avocado, spinach, winter squash, yogurt, fish, meat, poultry, dairy.
Manganese - avocado, nuts and seeds, seaweed, blueberries, egg yolks, green leafy vegetables
A - liver, asparagus, beet greens, broccoli, carrots, collards, garlic, kale, red peppers, spinach, chard
B - which one, there are several B vitamins, all of which can be found in eggs, meat and various other sources
C - asparagus, avocado, beet greens, broccoli, brussels sprouts, collards, kale, onions, pepeprs, spinach, chard
So that still leaves the original question... what nutrient is so elusive as to be found only in high carb foods, necessitating their ingestion, as the pp asserted?