Rutabaga: benefit and harm
Accidental pollination of leafy cabbage with turnips gave the medieval European a hitherto uncharted vegetable - a swede.For many years, this beetroot, which looked like a beet, was the main dish on the table for both lords and commoners.For more than one hundred years in the Swiss Richtersville is the annual November "Holiday of the Trout" Raben-Chilbi.Towns decorate the streets with thousands of figures and colorful lanterns carved from root vegetables, congratulating each other and the "birthday girl".
However, in our kitchen, the rutabaga fell only at the beginning of the twentieth century, and failed to supplant either the original Russian turnip, nor the incoming potatoes.Although the taste and useful properties of the trouser can give a big head start to both competitors on the dining table.
Nutritional value and chemical composition of turnips
According to nutritional and mineral content rutabaga in many ways superior to its ancestor - turnip.In 100 grams of raw root contains only 34.6 kcal, most of which falls on carbohydrates - sugars and starch.The sweetness of the rutabaga is more like carrots and beets than their cruciferous relatives.And according to the daily maintenance of the necessary vitamin C, the rutabaga easily bypasses not only many vegetables and fruits, but also the generally recognized source of ascorbic acid - cranberries, only slightly lagging behind the more allergenic "authority" - the lemon.And the main difference of "trouser" vitamin C is its resistance to destruction during storage and cooking of root vegetables.
- Calories: 34.6 kcal
- Protein: 1.2 g
- Fat: 0.1 g
- Carbohydrates: 7.7 g
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- mono- and di-saccharides: 7.0 g
- Water: 87.8 g
- Starch 0.1 g
- Dietary fiber: 2.2 g
- Organic acids: 0.2 g
- Ash: 0.8 g
- Vitamin A: 0.05 mg
- Vitamin B1: 0.05 mg
- Vitamin B2: 0.05 mg
- Vitamin B3: 0.1 mg
- Vitamin B6: 0.2 mg
- Vitamin B9: 5.0 ug
- Vitamin C: 30.0g
- Vitamin H: 0.1 ug
- Vitamin PP: 1.0 mg
- Iron: 1.5 mg
- Potassium: 238.0 mg
- Calcium: 40.0 mg
- Magnesium: 14.0 mg
- Sodium: 10.0 mg
- Phosphorus: 41.0mg
Useful properties swede
use swede for the human body is as great as its current little use in the diet.
A very low content of fats, represented by useful polyunsaturated components of mustard oil, leads to the trout in the top dietary products.Helps in this progress and a significant amount of fiber, which protects the body from constipation and obesity, preventing the appearance of colon cancer, diabetes and disruption of the cardiovascular system.It supports the heart and potassium, which is more in the trouser than in the grapes recommended by cardiologists.
The usefulness of rutabaga for women is invaluable.The high content of pyridoxine, supplemented with the optimal amount of riboflavin, improves the metabolism, gently eliminating the edema that often occurs during pregnancy.The same vitamin complex increases in the female body the amount of hemoglobin, the physiological expenditure of which occurs every month.
Replenishment of blood hemoglobin is promoted by the iron salts found in the trout, the quantitative content of which is comparable with the presence of iron in apples.A sufficiently high percentage of calcium in the trouser is very important in strengthening bones and teeth.Both these macronutrients make the trouser the most useful product in baby food.
The anti-inflammatory properties of rudimentary juice are more effective for colds, bronchial cleansing and cough relief than the traditional radish.In a trouser-leg a little-loved "aroma" is almost not heard, but there is an additional sweetness.
Compresses from grated rutabaga restore the skin with burns, relieve irritation and eliminate pustular rashes on the skin, at the same time whitening it.
Harm of rutabaga for the body
It is impossible not to note those few contraindications for the use of trousers.This is the very notorious double-edged sword.What is harmful rutabaga and who better to refrain from including it in your diet.A large number of coarse dietary fiber increases the contraction of the muscular layer of the intestine, which is unacceptable for enteritis and exacerbations of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
Belonging to the cabbage family, which many forget, can cause excessive gas formation, so during pregnancy, the trouser should be eaten in a baked or cooked form, leaving salads for the future.
A sufficiently high glucose content refers to a trouser suits risk products for diabetes, to prevent unpleasant consequences, it is sufficient to restrict the size of portions a little.
Application of the ruddy
Like many vegetables, the trousers are used both for medicinal purposes and for serving on the table.
For the dilution of sputum, the relief of asthma, bronchitis and coughing, a part of the honey is mixed with two parts of fine-grained rutabaga and take 5-6 times a day for 2-3 teaspoons.
cubes of boiled rutabaga replace beetroot in vinaigrettes.Food-hungry kiddies take a beautiful and sweet soup of rutabaga with melted cheese, carrots, corn and green peas.
Favorite dish of Canadians - pies filled with grated rutabaga, and Finnish hostesses at the Christmas table are surely serving a pancake casserole lanttulaatikko.