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What is the nutritional value of rutabagas?

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One cup of cooked rutabaga delivers more than half the recommended daily dose of vitamin C along with a significant amount of vitamin A. Rutabagas are a good source of potassium, manganese, magnesium, thiamin and vitamin B6. Rutabagas are also a good source of phosphorus and calcium.

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A serving of cooked rutabaga delivers a small amount of protein and a moderate amount of dietary fiber. Rutabagas are virtually fat-free and contain no cholesterol. Rutabagas are not a good source of iron, but they offer more iron than most other vegetables.

Rutabagas are cruciferous root vegetables and are known as ���swedes��� elsewhere in the world. Rutabagas can be boiled, steamed, saut��ed, roasted, or added to soups and stews. Rutabagas are thought to have originated as a cross between turnips and wild cabbages..

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