The best vegetables come straight from the earth, so it's no surprise that Sweden has developed the most sustainable vegetable garden in the world. In fact, it is so environmentally conscious that they grow olives without using any pesticides or fertilizers. No trees are harvested in order to nourish the crops with fertilizers and neither do they use salt to prepare their foods. In order to protect the environment, Swedengoes on a recycling campaign. So every time you buy one of these eco-friendly veggies at the grocery store, one of these is being reused by a farmer who uses it to make fertilizer and other farming materials.
A common Swedish vegetable is the swede; in fact the word swede is derived from the Old Norse words "swed" and "dane." It is a type of cabbage and a cousin of the well known turnip. In fact, the name "swede" came from the Anglo-Saxon language and meant "wastebasket." However, the name has stuck and is used today in Sweden as well as Germany, the Netherlands and other European countries. The color of the vegetables varies depending on the variety and region, but typically they are green in color.
A swede vegetable recipe may not sound very exciting to begin with but trust me when I say that it's a keeper. If you are a health buff who values vegetables for their high potassium content and fiber content, a swede vegetable recipe can't be left out! For starters, the nutrients found in this type of dish are extremely healthy. Rotten fruit (like turnips or cabbage) is used to add a lot of flavor and natural fibers to the mix. Then other ingredients, like fish and beef, round out the nutritious foundation of this dish.
The first time I ate swede via a Swedish recipe, I was blown away by the combination of sweet, tangy taste and rich texture. To top it off, it gave me a burst of energy. This energy boost definitely made me want to eat more. So imagine my surprise when after only two days of drinking the traditional concoction I felt lazy and sluggish! I knew something was wrong so I stopped drinking it and my blood sugar levels automatically increased.
Kale is another great thing to pair with the Swedish dish. Since kale is rich in minerals and vitamins, it really complements the rich taste of the Swedish dish. It adds additional nutritional value to what would otherwise be an ordinary meal. Kale is also a rich source of Vitamin K which is critical to keeping your heart healthy. When you're tired, you're less likely to suffer from various cardiovascular diseases.
Both cabbage and swede are rich in potassium. Potatoes, particularly the ones in the tomato category, are known for their high-potassium content which help keeps your body hydrated, allowing you to stay fit and energetic. Cabbage, on the other hand, is known to naturally lower blood pressure levels so it provides a nice substitute for the saturated fat in most conventional recipes taste like fish and hamburgers. In addition to potassium, cabbage and swede are also high in fiber. Having high fiber helps your digestive system function properly, decreasing the risk of heart problems and constipation.
The final ingredient in the recipe I'm about to share with you combines the previous ingredients into one incredibly delicious dish. The final component is called Nilla Fudge and is made by combining evaporated cane sugar with brown sugar and then lightly heating. Wait about five minutes before stirring in the flour mixture so that it doesn't stick to the pan. Nilla Fudge is absolutely delicious and will leave your tongue feeling delicious as well as your hands and feet. As you can see from this how easy it is to make your own, nutritious, home-cooked meal using all of the things you already have at home!
The secret to Sweden's delicious recipes is simple. Sweden is a country where tradition prevails. Vegetables and fruits are used in many of their recipes and also high in fiber. Also, they like to turnips and potatoes into something sweet and salty. That is why you can tell that most recipes taste so delicious because of the combination of ingredients.