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Scientific classification
Kinrick: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Faimily: Brassicaceae
Genus: Brassica
Species: B. napobrassica
Binomial name
Brassica napobrassica

The swade (Brassica napobrassica, or Brassica napus var. napobrassica) is a ruit vegetable that stairtit as a cross atween the kail an the neep. Forby thon its leafs can be eaten as a leaf vegetable.

Afore pumpkins wis easy gotten in Scotland (nae lang syne), swades an neeps wis howed an cairved wi faces for tae mak lantrens for Hallae e'en.

Some say the vegetable is oreeginal tae Swaden, but ithers thinks it wis introduced tae Swaden, mebbes frae Finland or Siberie, in the early 17t century. Frae Swaden, it wan til Scotland, an frae there it traivelt tae the lave o Great Breetain an tae North Americae. In continental Europe, it got a puir reputation durin Warld War I, whan it becam a fuid o last resort. In the

The Swades ceuks swades wi tatties an champ them wi butter an milk tae mak a puree cried "rotmos" (ruit mash). In Norrowey, swades is mixed wi tatties, cairots, ingans an ream for tae mak a seemlar mixtur-maxtur cried "kålrabistappe". In Scotland, the same vegetables is byled an champit seperate for tae mak "neeps an tatties", tradeetionally serred wi the Scots naitional dish o haggis as the main coorse o a Burns supper. Neeps is uised forby in mony soups an stews. In Canadae neeps is uised as fuller in fuids sic as mincemeat an Christenmas cake, or as a side dish wi Sunday denner in Atlantic Canadae. In the US, neeps is for the maist pairt eaten as pairt o stews or casseroles, is serred champit wi cairots, or is beuk in a bridie.

The toun o Cumberland, Wisconsin, USA, rins a "Rutabaga Festival" ilka year, aye the weekend afore Labour Day Weekend. The International Rutabaga Curling Championship taks place ance a year at the Ithaca, New York fermers' mercat.

Ower muckle consumption o swades (as weel as cassava, maize, bamboo shuits, sweet tatties, an lima beans) can be associate wi hypothyroidism. Thae cyanoglucoside-haudin fuids gies oot cyanide. Syne it's detoxifee'd intae thiocyanate. Thiocyanate hauds back thyroid iodide transport an, for muckle doses, competes wi iodide in the organeefication process athin thyroid tissue. Goiters can growe whan there is mair thiocyanate-haudin fuid in the diet nor iodine-haudin fuid.

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  • Delange, F., Iteke, F.B., Ermans, A.M. Nutritional factors involved in the goitrogenic action of cassava. Ottawa: International Development Research Centre, 1982.
  • Braverman, L.E., Utiger, R.D. Werner and Ingbar's The Thyroid: A Fundamental and Clinical Text, 6th Edition 1991. J.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, pp. 371–2.

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