Sweet Swede or Nasty Neeps?

Swede (shortened from “Swedish turnips”) is another vegetable suffering from bad press – the forgotten mush with Christmas dinner, or the ‘neeps from “tatties and neeps” to accompany haggis on “Burn’s Night” for our Scottish friends (or rutabaga to our friends over the sea). One of the numerous Cabbage family, it has such prestigious cousins as broccoli and pak-choi, but is more aligned with its step-brother the turnip (Rapifera group1). Continue reading