EN on Foods

February 2005 Issue

Homely Rutabaga: Handsome Flavor and Nutrition

The Folklore: Compared to other vegetables, the rutabaga is a relative newcomer, developed by a 17th-century botanist who crossed a turnip with a cabbage. The Facts: As a member of the cruciferous family, courtesy of its cabbage roots, the rutabaga may help cut cancer risk. It is an excellent source of vitamin C.

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