Healthy Food Database
Swedes originated from the wild turnip, native to Central Asia, the Mediterranean and the Near East. They are a root vegetable - also called turnip. They are a cylindrical shape with a flat top and a root which tapers to a point. Their skin is almost smooth and can be green, or white with green or purple bands at the top. Turnip flesh is white or yellow with a slightly sweet flavour.
In Season: Autumn Winter
Select firm bulbs that feel heavy for their size and with a sweet smell.
Store in the crisper section of the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Tips & Tricks:
Turnip leaves can be cooked like spinach - wash and drop into a pot of salted boiling water - cook for 2 minutes.
Turnips bulbs should be peeled and chopped.
A serve of swede is equal to half a cup chopped.
Boil, bake, or stir-fry until tender, about 6-10 minutes if chopped, 15-20 minutes if left whole. Delicious in winter soups.
Nutrition per 0.5 Cup:
Monosaturated Fat , g:
Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*
* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.
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