Rutabagas are March’s harvest of the month. Look out for rutabaga fries on the Local Lunch Thursday menu. Rutabagas are a subtly sweet root vegetable that are a cross between a turnip and wild cabbage. Due to their popularity in Sweden, they are sometimes referred to as Swedish turnips or simply “Swedes”. They can be stored for up to 4 months in ideal conditions, making them a perfect vegetable to enjoy throughout the winter.
Eating rutabagas can be quite beneficial to your health. They help to regulate digestion and high blood pressure and reduce the risk of cataracts. Additionally, rutabagas can reduce wheezing in asthma patients.