Carb Information for Rutabagas

Rutabaga Carbs, Glycemic Index, Nutritional Information

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Rutabagas are root vegetables that are closely related to turnips. They look similar to turnips on the outside, though they are generally larger. The flesh of most rutabagas is orangish-yellow, and they're a little sweeter than turnips. In North America, they're called rutabagas, but in other English-speaking countries, they're known as "swedes". Other names for rutabagas are: Swedish turnips, yellow turnips, neeps and even "tumshies" and "snaggers" in isolated areas.

Carbohydrate and Fiber Counts for Rutabagas

  • ½ cup raw rutabaga cubes: 4 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 2 grams fiber and 25 calories
  • 4 oz (¼ lb) raw rutabaga: 6 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 3 grams fiber and 40 calories

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Glycemic Index for Rutabagas

There is glycemic index study of rutabagas on record, which showed a glycemic index of 72.

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Glycemic Load of Rutabagas

  • ½ cup raw rutabaga cubes: 2
  • 4 oz (¼ lb) raw rutabaga: 3

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Health Benefits of Rutabagas

Rutabagas are an excellent source of vitamin C, a very good source of fiber, and a good source of potassium, manganese, and thiamin.

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Leroux, MarcusFoster-Powell, Kaye, Holt, Susanna and Brand-Miller, Janette. "International table of glycemic index and glycemic load values: 2002." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Vol. 76, No. 1, 5-56, (2002).

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 21.

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