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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×
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 8g||10%|
|Saturated Fat 5g||24%|
|Total Carbohydrate 15g||5%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||14%|
|Total Sugars 8g|
|Vitamin C 43mg||213%|
|*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.