Choose rutabagas that are clean, well-shaped, heavy for their size, and fairly smooth. Avoid product that shows signs of shriveling, flabbiness, or growth cracks.
Short-term storage recommendation (7 days or less)
Shriveling and loss of color can occur if stored in an area with low humidity.
If stored in a warm area, rutabagas may show signs of decay. Store properly.
Water-soaked spots and light brown discoloration of flesh indicate severe freeze damage.
Tastes like a cross between a turnip and cabbage; earthy.
Rutabagas have a hard texture, but soften and becomes starchy when cooked.
Pair with beef, brown sugar, corn, potatoes, and yams.
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.