The rutabaga is one of the most popular vegetables in North America and Europe. The range of its useful properties is quite extensive, but at the same time its use is not recommended for everyone.
Unfortunately, in Russia this product is almost forgotten, and in fact it is able to play the main role in many dishes, decorating them with its taste and aroma. We propose to examine in more detail the useful properties and contraindications of rutabaga, as well as learn several recipes for its preparation.
First, let's find out what a rutabaga looks like. It is a root crop, resembling a turnip or beetroot, but has a somewhat larger size and sweet taste. It is painted in red-violet or gray-green color.
The rutabaga is a two-year-old plant, which in the first year releases leaves and a fleshy root. In the second year a stem grows from the root. This root is quite unpretentious and perfectl
. The rutabaga is considered to be a very useful product, since it contains a large number of valuable substances. Due to the presence of calcium, it is good at softening the bone tissue. This root is very effective for constipation, but at the same time it is contraindicated for people suffering from chronic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
The rutabaga becomes especially relevant in winter and early spring, when the body is most weakened and unable to fully resist the negative effects of the environment. This vegetable saturates the human body with vitamins and microelements, gives strength and strengthens immunity. With its help, you can cure colds and translate dry cough into productive.
In general, the rutabaga shows the following useful properties:
Important! Remember that this root vegetable contains a large amount of coarse fibers, which can cause inflammation of the gastric mucosa.
Due to its taste qualities, the rutabaga is a part of many recipes and gives each dish a unique aroma. This root can replace the potatoes in the stew or become the main ingredient in salads.
So, let's take a look at some dishes from rutabaga. It is possible that one of them will be your favorite, and you will include it not only everyday, but also a festive menu.
In a deep dish, combine prepared vegetables and greens, mix. Add sauce from the juice of lemon, honey and sour cream.
Tip! If you do not like honey, then it can not be used at all, and to enhance the flavor of the lettuce, it is allowed to add a small amount of pumpkin pulp.
Mix the components of the salad, top with a sauce of 200 g of light mayonnaise and 3 teaspoons of mustard.
Tip! Mayonnaise can be replaced with sour cream, and the usual mustard replaced with French or Dijon.
This dish is prepared as follows:
After 1.5 hours, the spicy rutabaga is ready.
To prepare a dinner for two you need to do the following:
For preparation of English soup should be:
As you can see, the trouser can be used in a variety of dishes and it does not require special preparation. Create your own recipes and please them with the taste of your family.
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