Monday, January 30, 2017

What is it? A Rutabaga or a Turnip?

 A rutabaga looks like a turnip but it’s not a turnip. It’s part wild cabbage and part wild turnip with a mild-sweet cabbage taste.  It can be cooked similar to a turnip. I personally like it a whole lot better.  

A turnip has white flesh with a purple tinged top whereas; the rutabaga has yellow flesh (there is a variety that has white flesh, but that just gets confusing).  

When choosing a rutabaga look for one that is heavy-for-its-size.  Wash and peel a rutabaga before using.  Keep rutabagas in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to a couple of weeks. 

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