Organic Swede

£2.65

approx 1 kg

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Description

A member of the brassica family, swedes have golden flesh and are not to be confused with a turnip (which is smaller and has white flesh). Beautiful when boiled and mashed with butter and seasoning (also great mashed together with carrots), in soups, stews, casseroles or parboiled and roasted with honey and olive oil, mmnnn!!

If they come with leaves, remove and cook them as you would cabbage.

Wash and peel before eating.

* Like us, not all fruit or vegetables are perfectly formed and are not uniform in size. We don’t believe in discriminating against misshapen carrots or imperfect potatoes and in fact, love them for their flaws. A less than round apple is still as tasty as their perfectly formed cousins. Taste is what we believe in, because it’s what’s inside that counts. Unless your produce is clearly defective, please accept them as Nature intended.

Additional information

Weight

approx 600 – 800g

Storage info

Store in a cool dry place but also can be kept for longer in the refrigerator. Remove the tops so they don't dry out the swede.

Health benefits

Swedes are very healthy. They contain high levels of potassium, helping prevent cardiovascular disease and lowering blood pressure. The fibre in swedes will relieve constipation and they are also a mild diuretic. They contain vitamins C, E and K, as well as the B-complex ones, and are high in calcium. They also have Omega-3 and -6 fatty acids. The young leaves are high in vitamin A and calcium. When boiled they are a very good source of vitamin C.
Any health content is provided for general information only, and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor or any other healthcare professional.

Country of Origin

The Netherlands (Sourced from Tadcaster)

Miles travelled to get to us

80.4

Recipes

See our recipes

Producer

Organic Pantry

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