What is Swede?


Turnips and Swedes do belong to the same family. They are more robust than turnips and have rougher, yellower flesh. The smaller turnips have smoother skin and whiter meat. The word “swede” comes from the Swedish turnip. It has the texture of a turnip, another vegetable that receives a poor rap, a carrot’s sweetness, and a radish’s tartness. Root vegetables from the cabbage family include swede. Due to the many similarities between the two crops, it is frequently unclear whether something is a swede or a turnip. To help with this confusion, swedes are typically larger, have a round shape, …

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