Excellent source of vitamin C.
What to Look For:
Choose ones with smooth white and purple skin. They should be small to medium in size, about 2 to 3 inches in diameter, and should feel heavy.
Easy Storage and Preparation:
They will keep for a week or more if refrigerated. To use, cut off the root and greens, and peel.
Cook in boiling, salted water for 15 to 25 minutes. Serve mashed, glazed or in stews. Complements stronger meats and game. Good with caraway seed, chives, parsley and pepper.
NOTE: An excellent source contains more than 20 percent of the Daily Value for that nutrient. A good source contains between 10 and 19 percent of the Daily Value.
Source: Copyright © 2000 by Ellen Haas.
From the book "Great Adventures in Food" By Ellen Haas.
Used with permission of St. Martin's Press, LLC.