Health Benefits Of Rutabagas + Simple Recipe

Have you ever tried rutabagas? It’s a type of cruciferous vegetable that contains high amounts of protein and fiber as well as many rich vitamins and minerals. In particular, they are high in B1, B2, B3, B5, B9 and B6, which are vitamins most Americans don’t get enough of.

What Are They Good For?

Rutabagas look like a yellow turnip root and have a sweet flavor when cooked. The more yellowish they are, the better. They are good for bone health, digestion and as an anti-cancer agent.

Due to the high amount of beta-carotene, and magnese, they are an excellent source of energy. If you’re looking to fortify your immune system, the vitamin C will help stimulate the white blood cells that help to heal the body.

How To Prepare Rutabagas

They can be deliciously prepared in a variety of ways including, roasted, broiled, baked or raw. You can even juice them with other vegetables in you’d like.

Rutabaga Recipe

One recipe in particular, is the roasted rutabaga recipe. It got 5 stars on the food network site. Here’s how to prepare it:

1 – Peel rutabaga and cut rutabaga into cubes.

2 – Toss rutabaga in olive oil and coat it generously with salt and pepper.

3 – Put them on a baking sheet and arrange the pieces so that they are even on the baking sheet.

4 – Roast it on one side for 13 to 15 minutes, then turn it around and roast it on the other side for another 15 minutes.

5 – If dry, drizzle it with a little oil and season with salt and pepper again to taste.

READ MORE: Basic Roasted Rutabaga and Health Benefits of Rutabaga



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  • Edward St. Aubyn

    Hey Jessica ,great article except the attached photo is a picture of kohlrabis. The is misleading for the person who has never cooked with or used rutabagas before. Get your folks to put up the right pic.

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