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Common Rutabaga Problems: Learn About Rutabaga Pests And Disease

By Amy Grant

It?s inevitable that problems pop up in the garden now and then. To alleviate the majority of rutabaga plant issues, it helps to become familiar with common pests or diseases affecting these plants. This article can help.

Harvesting Rutabaga And How To Store Rutabaga Grown In Garden

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Rutabaga is harvested during fall and makes a great crop for winter storage. Preserving rutabagas requires proper harvesting and storing. Get tips for harvesting and storing rutabagas in this article.

Tips For Growing And Planting Rutabaga

By Kathee Mierzejewski

Growing rutabagas is not much different from growing a turnip. They are a cross between the turnip and the cabbage plant. To learn how to grow rutabaga in the garden, read this article.

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Easy Mashed Rutabagas

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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 130
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 609mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 43mg 213%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 523mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Rutabagas are a root vegetable and are sometimes referred to as the Swedish turnip. You can use rutabagas as you would use almost any other root vegetable, which means they're a great substitute for mashed potatoes and also delicious when combined with potatoes and then mashed. The recipe comes together very quickly and you can do the mashing right in the pot you've cooked them in. Save some of the cooking water if you feel the need to thin them out a little bit after mashing and adding the butter, salt, and pepper.

Rutabagas are in the brassica family and are thought to be an ancient cross between a turnip and a cabbage. They're mildly sweeter than turnips but still retain some bitterness some people describe the taste as bittersweet. Serve these mashed rutabagas as a side dish to any meat or poultry entrée (think roasted chicken) or alongside a ham or pot roast.


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