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Rutabaga
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Other names:
Swede, Swedish Turnip, Yellow Turnip

Nutrition:

Regular consumption of rutabaga increases milk production capacity, stamina and digestion. Rutabagas are also known to reduce the risk of cataract formation and support the structure of capillaries. Being an excellent source of vitamin C, rutabaga helps in reducing wheezing in asthma patients. An excellent source of potassium, rutabaga helps in decreasing stroke mortality. Potassium is also known to lower high blood pressure. They are also recommended for people with problems of constipation.

Taste: 
The root vegetable is known for its delicate sweetness and flavor that gives a hint of the light freshness of cabbage and turnip.

Uses:
Rutabagas can be steamed, boiled and mashed, sautéed, baked or roasted. They make a great addition to soups and dishes with a little sweetness like honey or dried fruit. Rutabagas are great when served fresh in salads or chopped up and served with crunchy vegetables as a snack.

Substitutions:
Radishes, turnips, potato

Storage:
Rutabagas can be kept up to one week, when stored in the refrigerator in a plastic bag. For cleaning rutabagas, scrub them first and peel in case the skin is thick or wax coated.

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