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Do americans call swede something else? I can't find it...

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climbingrosie Wed 28-Feb-07 12:25:40

I need some info on swedes from the USDA website but can't find it in my searches, does it have another name I can try?


TooTicky Wed 28-Feb-07 12:26:24


zippitippitoes Wed 28-Feb-07 12:26:41

some people call swede turnip

although quite obviously turnip is a different vegeetable

TooTicky Wed 28-Feb-07 12:26:42

I think

MrsBadger Wed 28-Feb-07 12:26:58

aren't they called rutabaga over there?

nailpolish Wed 28-Feb-07 12:28:06

turnip IS swede zippy

LOL @ rutabaga

zippitippitoes Wed 28-Feb-07 12:28:15

that sounds right

what is mangel

climbingrosie Wed 28-Feb-07 12:28:38


Ratabaga worked, I now have the info I needed! Thanks everyone!

must get back to work now......

nailpolish Wed 28-Feb-07 12:29:13

i always laugh at 'eggplant'

i mean, wtf??????

climbingrosie Wed 28-Feb-07 12:29:19

3 minutes! mumsnet is great! is would have taken me longer to search on google!

hana Wed 28-Feb-07 12:39:51

love eggplant!
(aubergine....... !!

bandstand Wed 28-Feb-07 12:45:55

coiurgette to you and me
no dont tell me, it's not a US expression

BoolieTC Wed 28-Feb-07 12:51:25

Swede is the English term for a yellow turnip, whilst white turnips are called Turnip! I believe the Scottish call them all turnip. But there are lots of local variations! Rutabaga refers to the yellow turnip or Swede.

Sits back and waits for the row........

skill Wed 28-Feb-07 13:05:32

Irish people call them all turnips, I think.

Except white turnips, which we call, um, "white turnips".

Or "Those watery feckin little white things..."

climbingrosie Wed 28-Feb-07 13:30:17

they call coriander 'cilantro'

I don't care whether it is a turnip or a swede, I still can't stand them!

BoolieTC Wed 28-Feb-07 13:33:02

I love raw swede! Chomping on a great big wedge of it yummy.

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