Rutabaga helps the liver remove carcinogens, as well as other toxic chemicals. It is also known to reduce the risk of cataract formation and support the structure of capillaries.
One cup of Rutabaga contains every essential amino acid the body needs and 53 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin C. Also, because it is such an excellent source of vitamin C, rutabaga helps in reducing wheezing in asthma patients.
The rutabaga, a relatively newcomer in the world of
vegetables, is thought to have evolved from a cross between a wild cabbage and
a turnip. The earliest records of rutabaga's existence are from the seventeenth
century in Southern Europe where they were first
Pumpkin meets its match in this custardy dessert, which is less dense than traditional pumpkin pie. The rutabaga lends a deep, complex flavor and contains nearly half the calories and about twice the vitamin C of the venerable pumpkin.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 lbs. rutabaga, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes