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Rutabagas

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About This Food

Description

Rutabagas, or "Swedes", belong to the crucifer family.

In the seventeenth century this vegetable variety was created when a Swedish botanist cross-bred a turnip and a type of cabbage.

While rutabagas can be eaten raw, most people prefer them cooked. Roasting mellows their flavor and produces a sweet, peppery flesh that makes for a delicious side dish.

Rutabagas are an excellent source of vitamin C plus a good source of potassium. They also contain cancer-fighting glucosinolates and dithiolthiones.

Selecting & Storing

Look for rutabagas with tan skin and a dark purple crown, free of major scars and bruises. Rutabagas are hardy vegetable and store well. In the refrigerator, they'll keep for two weeks or more.

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • VitaminC
Good Source of
  • Potassium
  • Manganese
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Molds
  • No Citrus
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 0.5 cup(s)

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Calories: 47

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 1 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.26 g
Saturated Fat
0.03 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.03 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.11 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
68 g
ALA
68 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
10.49 g
Net Carbohydrate
8.33 g
Sugars
7.22 g
Fiber
2.16 g
Protein
1.55 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
2.4 IU
0%
Vitamin C
22.56 mg
38%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.38 IU
1%
Vitamin B6
0.12 mg
6%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
0.36 mg
0%
Folate
18 mcg
4%
Niacin
0.86 mg
4%
Riboflavin
0.05 mg
3%
Thiamin
0.1 mg
7%
Choline
18.24 mg
3%
Minerals
Calcium
57.6 mg
6%
Copper
0.05 mg
2%
Iron
0.64 mg
4%
Magnesium
27.6 mg
7%
Manganese
0.21 mg
10%
Phosphorous
67.2 mg
7%
Potassium
391.2 mg
11%
Selenium
0.84 mcg
1%
Sodium
24 mg
1%
Zinc
0.42 mg
3%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
1.2 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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