Rutabaga

$2.00

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Nov 24 Local Food Delivery rutabagas are being sourced from Cattail Organics in Athens, WI

Sold in one pound increments for $2 per pound. Increase quantity for larger amount.

The rutabaga is an often overlooked, but sweet and nutrient-packed, root vegetable. Originating sometime in the 17th century, it’s a hybrid between a turnip and a wild cabbage. In fact, a rutabaga kind of looks like a giant, ugly turnip but there are some key differences. Both vegetables have a slightly bitter flavor that’s similar to cabbage, but rutabagas are sweeter and milder when eaten raw. When cooked, rutabagas become more savory, yet still sweet – almost like a rich potato.

Rutabaga comes from the Swedish word rotabagge, from rot (root) + bagge (lump, bunch). In the U.S., the plant is also known as Swedish turnip, yellow turnip or swede.