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SCIENTIFIC NAME: BRASSICA NAPUS
This cabbage-family root vegetable resembles a large (3 to 5 inches in diameter) TURNIP and, in fact, is thought to be a cross between cabbage and turnip. The name comes from the Swedish rotabagge , which is why this vegetable is also called a Swede or Swedish turnip . Rutabagas have a thin, pale yellow skin and a slightly sweet, firm flesh of the same color. There is also a white variety but it is not generally commercially available. This root vegetable is available year-round with a peak season of July through April. Choose those that are smooth, firm and heavy for their size. Rutabagas can be refrigerated in a plastic bag for up to 2 weeks. They may be prepared in any way suitable for turnips. Rutabagas, which are a CRUCIFEROUS vegetable, contain small amounts of vitamins A and C.
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- This food can be a significant source of potassium (471.8 mgs per 1 cup
- This food is a significant source of vitamin C (35 mgs. per 1 cup
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|ANTIOXIDANTS|| This food is considered to be rich in antioxidant flavonoids. |
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|GLYCEMIC INDEX|| This food has a moderate Glycemic Index.|
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