This root vegetable is essentially a member of the cabbage family but Swedes and Turnips are so closely related that many regard them as the same vegetable. However there is a notable difference in taste! Swedes have a sweet “cabbagey” flavour whereas turnips have a nip of mustard.
Swede, Rutabaga – that’s Turnips to you and me.
No one knows exactly when in 16th/17th century that ancient turnips and their cousins the wild kale cabbages intermingled and produced the Swede.
They are high in Vitamin C, Potassium, Calcium and Fibre and with only 21 calories per 100gms they are a healthy choice. Cheap and filling!
A typical 100g portion contains 28 calories, 6g carbohydrate and 1g protein.