Rutabagas

Rutabagas

About Rutabagas

The rutabaga, swede (from Swedish turnip), turnip or yellow turnip (Brassica napobrassica, or Brassica napus var. napobrassica, or Brassica napus subsp. rapifera) is a root vegetable that originated as a cross between the cabbage and the turnip; see Triangle of U. The roots are prepared for food in a variety of ways, and its leaves can also be eaten as a leaf vegetable.Brassica napobrassica has many national and regional names used globally. Rutabaga is the common American and Canadian term for the plant. It comes from the old Swedish word Rotabagge, meaning simply 'root ram'. In the U.S., the plant is also known as 'Swedish turnip' or 'yellow turnip'. The term 'Swede' is used instead of rutabaga in many Commonwealth Nations, including England, Wales, Australia, and New Zealand.

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