Nutrients in Rutabaga
Rutabagas, known as swedes in much of the world, are an excellent source of vitamin C, potassium, manganese, and a good source of fiber, thiamin, vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus.
For about 50 calories, you can have a full 1-cup serving of cooked and cubed rutabaga. Fewer than 3 of those calories, or about 5 percent, come from fat. About 6 calories, or 12 percent, stem from protein. The remaining 83 percent of calories — about 42 calories — are from carbohydrates.
A rutabaga is a turnip and is a great source of minerals, antioxidants, and dietary fiber. It is also a low-calorie vegetable – a 100 gram serving only has 28 calories. Surprisingly, it’s also loaded with immune-boosting vitamin C, with 21 milligrams per 100 grams, which is 35 percent of the recommended daily amount (RDA).
Beta-carotene-rich rutabagas are also an excellent source of energy and helps support the nervous system. It is rich in calcium for strong bones. It helps absorb calcium and combat stress. It also helps metabolize proteins and sugars.