What Do Swedes in Sweden Eat?
When I was in Sweden, I had the opportunity to sample a variety of Swedish dishes that are now a staple of many restaurants throughout the U.S. and Europe. Among the favorites are the potato roll, which is extremely similar to the well-known North Dakota groundnut but it comes from the northern part of Sweden. There are also the traditional fish soup with leeks, green peppers and onions and the ever popular body spicy fish stew with roots. You can also try out the fresh fish or vegetable salad, the classic vegetable soup with carrots and potatoes, or the beef schnitzel. As you will see, many of these dishes have strong German influences.
If you like your vegetables roasted or steamed, you will love this dish. Cut the potatoes into medium sized chunks, add butter and mix together. How to cook swede: cut into thick chunks and stick into the hot oil over low heat. Allow the swede to steam and turn once in half. Boil the remaining lump in the same way as the other.
The final dish I would like to share with you is a country Christmas soup that is equally as tasty as its name sounds. The meal is made by combining potatoes, carrots, cabbage and root crops as well as some greens and a touch of maple syrup. The sweet potatoes that are used are of the black variety. Use a wire rack to place them on top of the rack. This helps to keep the moisture in while they cook.
Cooked swede should be cooked and served warm. The longer they are cooked, the more browned they become. Some people find the taste to be too strong and so they serve it cold. You can also boil it instead of frying it. Personally, I like to eat the swede with a salty taste to it.
When picking a variety of Swedish vegetables, the most popular are the potato, root vegetable, beetroot and carrot. Carrots are second only to potatoes in popularity. Beets rank third. The reason for this is that they are good for you, very vitamin packed and contain lots of iron, manganese, potassium and calcium. All these are needed for a healthy body.
Cabbages rank fourth as the most popular vegetable in Sweden. Cabbage is one of the tastiest vegetables to have ever come from north America. They are available all year round, but in the fall when the cabbage leaves turn color, they are best eaten. There are two different types of cabbage. One is the traditional cabbage and the other is the turnip.
Root vegetable is not only good for you, but it also has its share of health benefits. It is a great source of vitamin c, beta carotene, folic acid, magnesium, trace minerals and other nutrients. The turnip is best eaten raw or cooked. Raw turnips contain a high amount of beta carotene, which is responsible for dark eyes.
Last but not least, is the potato. Sweated or boiled, Swedes in Sweden are very healthy. This is because they are an alkaline country and are well-known for the amount of hydroelectric power that Sweden uses. The number one fruit in Sweden is the avocado. Avocado is eaten in many different forms and is especially popular in cooked avocados, grilled avocados, mashed avocado and on top of ice cream.
In addition to the above mentioned fruits and vegetables, swedes in Sweden also eat wheat bread. They also eat rye, barley and oatcake. For dessert, they are very fond of nuts such as walnuts, hazelnuts, chestnuts, pecans and prunes. A great way to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet is to make use of acorn berries. These berries are in season in Sweden and look similar to strawberries. Acorn berries have about 60% of the vitamin c that we find in strawberries.
While the above mentioned foods provide plenty of vitamins and nutrients to a swede, it is important to know which ones are good for us. A swede that is not getting enough vitamin c will develop cancerous tumors. The same applies to a swede that is not getting enough beta carotene. If you want your swede to look great and stay healthy, then do make sure that he gets enough of these important vitamins and minerals. You can add a lot of sweet potatoes to his diet as these provide a good amount of vitamin c.