Rutabagas

Rutabagas
Rutabagas

These root veggies, a cross between a turnip and a cabbage, originated in Russia, but are now grown throughout the United States. They are loaded with fiber and vitamin C, as well as zinc, an essential mineral that plays a role in your immune system function and metabolism. With a light turnip-like flavor and the scent of cabbage, rutabagas are oft-forgotten, despite how well they keep throughout the year. Give them a try this year - boil them and throw about a cup into your NutriBlast for an extra kick of dietary fiber, or toss them in raw. Their low carbohydrate count also makes them an excellent potato substitution.

Selection Process

Rutabagas are available year round, but hit their prime from September through March. Pick rutabagas that are free of blemishes or cracks

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 cup, cubes (140.0 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 51.8

% Daily Value*

Total fat 0.2g 0.3%

Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.2%

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 16.8mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 12.1g 4.0%

Dietary Fiber 3.2g 12.9%

Sugars 6.2g

Alcohol 0.0g

Protein 1.5g

Vitamin A 0.1% Vitamin C 58.3%
Calcium 6.0% Iron 3.4%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 1.4%
Vitamin K 0.5% Thiamin 8.4%
Riboflavin 3.3% Niacin 4.9%
Vitamin B-6 7.0% Folate 7.3%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 2.2%
Phosphorus 7.4% Magnesium 7.0%
Zinc 2.2% Selenium 1.4%
Copper 2.2% Manganese 9.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.