The Sable is a tall, thin plant with grey green leaves. It's native to central Asia, northern China and Russia. The name is derived from the word "sar" which means hair. The Sable has gray green strong roots and tiny red star-shaped flowers. The name was given to the plant by Swedish explorer Carl Anton Cederroth who described the plant in 1801.
Cabbage is one of the most well-known vegetables grown in Sweden. Cabbage comes in different shapes, colours, and varieties. Many people love to eat it plain, of course. There are many other forms of cabbage, like the swede, that are used in cooking. Cut the cabbage into small pieces and cook (use 2 tablespoons of butter) or roast (use 2 tablespoons of oil). Check out swede recipe collection to find many tasty seasonal dishes.
The turnip and Swede are two other common vegetables in Sweden. Both the turnip and Swede are part of the cabbage family, but they're spiced up in many ways. Try a nice tall vegetable dish with turnips, Swedes or other vegetables in a rich broth.
Another common vegetable you will find in Sweden is the green bean. It's a bit smaller in size than the bean, but it can be just as yummy. It's served in a similar way you'd serve a potato - with a small piece of butter or oil. You'll also find peas and carrots in Sweden, along with other fruits and vegetables.
One of the favorite foods from Sweden is the cabbage family. Cabbage is often confused with the turnip. However, when you look quite a bit closer, you'll notice that the leaves of the turnip are curved while the cabbage leaves are flat. This helps distinguish the cabbage family from the turnip family. Both the turnip and cabbage family contain carbohydrates.
Olives are another vegetable that's often confused with a Swede. Actually they're not really even the same vegetable. An olive is a fruit of the olive family, while a swede is an underground tuber. They are both eaten, but there are noticeable differences. Look very carefully at a swede and a cabbage family member to see what kinds of nutrients they contain.
Olives are a sweet and sour combination of fruits and nuts that's used to make candied olives and Greek tarts. The smaller sweet unblemished skins make a delicious snack and they're great to eat when you're watching the kids. Swedish Swedes have a sweeter flavour than most other swedes and also the larger unblemished skins are great for eating on their own or as a delicious salad dressing. They are more expensive than some other types of swedes and if you can't find them in your local superstore, they can be ordered online and delivered to your door.
Finally, last but not least, this amazing vegetable comes in two flavors, one sweet and one savoury. There is the regular British season runs from mid October through till April or early May. During this time the sweeter bitts are available from the supermarket. These come wrapped in a paper bag and you can pop it into the fridge for an unbelievable treat.
This is the second variety of the turnip and the third variety of the root vegetable. The Kale variety is best eaten raw, as it has a milder flavor. It also is very low in fat, making it great for cooking. I love kale and have several types, so this was a nice surprise. For more intense flavor you can try the cruciferous family of vegetables, which include broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflowers.
The final variety of the Swede is the Neeps. The Neep is generally a red cabbage variety and to me it goes well with either the sweeter tasting alfalfa variety of cabbage or the traditional accompaniment of haggis. To me, neeps just taste good. Sweden has produced some of the best tasting foods around and I look forward to trying any of their creations.
Whether they are the traditional accompaniment of haggis or a tasty fresh vegetable, the Swede is an interesting plant with a history that dates back to ancient times. I am looking forward to trying more of their culinary delights. If you are new to Sweden and would like to explore their culinary delights a bit to see if you can take a culinary tour of Sweden. It is truly an adventure. You cannot miss this hidden gem in northern Europe.