Ways to eat
Swedes can be eaten raw if fresh and young. Older swedes can be boiled, mashed, stir-fried, roasted, puréed, steamed, baked, glazed, or pickled. They absorb flavors well so add to soups, stews, or braises. Flavorings such as nutmeg, parsley, coriander, and black pepper go well with swedes.
Suggested cooking methods
Bake, boil, braise, microwave, steam, stew.
Swedes are a good source of vitamin C, a source of dietary fiber, niacin, thiamin, and vitamin B6 and contain a dietary significant amount of potassium. Swedes are members of the Brassica family and contain similar phytonutrients, particularly the glucosinolates and phytosterol.