Information For Shoppers




With its creamy-purple skin and rounded shape swede is a popular root vegetable. It has an attractive pale orange-yellow coloured flesh with a bittersweet, mustardy flavour. Swedes are the traditional accompaniment to haggis which is eaten in Scotland on Burns night where they are known as neeps. Over-sized swedes tend to be woody and tough so choose smaller swedes, with smooth skin if possible. Avoid any that have damaged or blemished skin.

How to Use: Swede is served cooked. Swede can be served mashed or boiled as a side dish or added to winter stews and casseroles. It can also be roasted in fat around a joint of meat.

How to Prepare: Scrub and peel swede thickly to remove any tough skin and roots. Wash and cut into even-sized chunks.

How to Cook: Swede can be boiled or steamed. To boil, bring a pan of water to the boil and add the chunks of swede, cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender. To steam, place the prepared chunks in a steamer and cook for 20-25 minutes. Serve the cooked swede chunks as pieces or mash with butter, black pepper and a little nutmeg or horseradish.

How to Store: Keep in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Vitamins, Minerals & Phytochemicals

Is ‘High In’:

  • Beta-carotene (Pro-vitamin A)
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)

Nutritional Information:

100g cooked swede typically contains
11 kcals,
0.3g protein,
0.1g fat,
2.3g carbohydrate,
0.7g fibre

Information For Suppliers

Packaging Options:

  • Overwrapped

Riviera Produce Strives to delight their customers so we are willing to create any pack size or presentation that our clients may require. If you have packaging requirements outside the scope of those listed here, as a first step, please contact our Sales & Procurement Manager (01736 850960 [email protected]) to discuss your needs.