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Product Of Australia

  • Root vegetables.
  • Closely related to each other.
  • Large spherical tubers 10-20cm in diameter.

Health Benefits

An excellent source of vitamin C and a good source of dietary fibre.

100g of Swede yields the following:

  • Calories – 38
  • Total Carbs – 3% of DV
  • Protein – 1.1g
  • Dietary Fibre – 9% of DV
  • Vitamin C – 42% of DV
  • Calcium – 4% of DV
  • Iron – 2% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Selecting tips

  • Select well rounded, smooth skinned turnips and swedes. Check stem end for deterioration or softness.
  • Wash and peel. Small turnips can be used whole, but large ones should be cut into chunks. Use in soups, stews or roasted. Use steamed and pureed for baby food as an introduction to solids.

Storage tips

  • Swedes are a durable vegetable, although they are best kept in the refrigerator and preferably not in plastic bags.