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The benefits and harms of Rutabaga

Turnip belongs to the cabbage family, has a feed and food value. In some areas of the country, turnips are mistaken for a kind of beet. The fruit, depending on the varieties may be round, oblong or cylindrical. If you cut the fruit, you can find white or yellow flesh various shades. But the fruit skin is light green or purple-red. Again it should be emphasized that the color of the fruit and pulp will depend on the variety of root.

The exact appearance of the root, it is impossible to call. The vegetable was the result of natural crossbreeding of vegetables such as cabbage and turnips. Most interesting is the fact that in the beginning of its appearance, the rutabaga is not very popular not only among the rich but also the poor. But later, in Europe, namely in Germany, the fetus has become one of the most popular and commonly used roots. In our country not many gardeners grow this vegetable. And many children even know about the existence of delicious vegetable.

Properties rutabagas

Like many vegetables, this type of cabbage is very rich in vitamins and beneficial elements. By the way there is much more items than familiar to all of us turnips. It is undemanding to heat and kept longer than other vegetables. This is due to the large amount of vitamin C. Food rutabagas contains vitamins P, C, B1, B6, B2, A and the following minerals: sodium, sulfur, iron, calcium, and phosphorus. The vegetable also contains fiber, protein and sugar.

Use rutabagas

The benefits of rutabagas is possible to speak long, but here we present the most important facts that everyone should know. Turnips can help in the following cases:


The high content of vitamin C, helps strengthen the body, to prevent colds and infectious diseases.
To restore and maintain the immune system.
To relieve swelling and fluid from the body.
Recommended for diseases of the respiratory tract (asthma, bronchitis, bongomania etc).
With ODS, whooping cough.
For removing phlegm.
For the treatment of cough varying degrees.
In the treatment of atherosclerosis.
Swollen feet that occur during heart disease or kidney disease.
With long locks.
To improve digestion.
Iron-deficiency anemia.
In purulent diseases of the skin.
The use of rutabagas

In some areas of the country, turnips are grown only for animal feed. This is a great vitamin storehouse for rabbits, goats and other domestic animals.

Food often use the fruit in its raw form. So most our body gets all the vitamins and useful elements. Sometimes add a vegetable in salads. Rutabaga goes well with other vegetables, so you can add turnips to the stew. In some cuisines, and some varieties of turnip are used for filling in pies. Dried, this product can be a great addition to soups and second dishes. (Used as an element of seasoning).

Harm rutabagas

To eat turnips in small amounts, and you need to everyone. But with the exception of allergic reactions. If there's even a small hint of allergies, it is better not to risk it. The reaction can be positive, as the vegetable contains a huge amount of vitamin C. That, in turn, can cause the body. Also, do not eat turnips, if there are acute problems with the intestines, kidneys, stomach and gall bladder. In these diseases, especially in severe stages, it is better not to apply the product in the food. But if it is not so scary, a small amount, can only be helpful.