- We grow large rutabagas. Every year we attempt to grow slightly smaller rutabagas, but they're never as small as those in the grocery stores. We love rutabagas, including rutabaga juice. Rutabagas are the new kale.
Rutabagas store well in the refrigerator, as this can often provide the most optimal temperature and humidity conditions. They can also be stored in a root cellar.
Rutabaga is a good source of Dietary Fiber, Thiamin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Vitamin C, Potassium and Manganese.
- Rutabagas are only called rutabagas in the U.S. Throughout the rest of the world, they're known as swedes.
- Members of the cabbage family, rutabagas are often confused with turnips, although there are noticeable differences.
- A gardener in the UK claimed a place in the book of Guinness World Records in 2011 with the world's largest root vegetable, a swede (rutabaga) weighing in at a whopping 85.5 pounds.