It is an edible plant closely related to the turnip and usually cultivated for its smooth, thick, yellow or white tuber or underground stem which is fed to livestock and also eaten by man.
Botanically it is known as Brassica napoorasico. It is a member of the mustard family Cruciferae. It usually grows to height of 3 feet and has long thick, shiny bluish green leaves and yellowish flowers. It grow best in northern areas of Europe with a cool climate. The flesh of the tuber is solid, stored well and has characteristic sweet flavour. It is a rich source of vitamin C. It also contains some minerals.
Benefit and uses of Rutabaga.
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