Swedes are a member of the same family as broccoli, canola, cabbage and cauliflower . Originally from northern Europe or Russia, Swedes have been cultivated for several hundred years.
Swedes come in a variety of sizes and should be firm without disease or damage. Typically Swedes have a purple and or green crown on the portion that was above the soil when it grew. Unlike potatoes this discolouration is normal and and the flesh is safe to consume.
A durable vegetable, Swedes store well but are best kept in the refrigerator. They do not need to be in plastic bags and can be stored for considerable periods in the vegetable crisper. They should be kept humid but out of direct contact with water.
One serve of swede provides a good source (25% of the RDI) of Vitamin C, and a source (10% of the RDI) of Water and Potassium. Health benefits associated with eating a single serve (75g) of swede include:
Health benefit information, including images, sourced from www.veggycation.com.au