Answer: Rutabaga fits the keto diet in moderation.
Each serving of rutabaga (1 cup) contains 8.8 g of net carbs. That's higher than you'd like to be for a vegetable, but you can fit in small amounts if you've got a strong hankering for rutabaga.
Consider limiting yourself to half a portion per day to avoid going over your carb limits.
Rutabaga is a cruciferous vegetable, a family of crop species that includes kale and broccoli. Scientists are interested in cruciferous vegetables because of evidence that suggests that they contain compounds that prevent cancer. More research is needed, but several studies have found that people who consume cruciferous vegetables like rutabaga are less likely to develop lung or colon cancer.
For a lower carb root vegetable, consider the radish. At only 2.1 g of net carbs per serving, radishes certainly leave rutabaga in the dust.
Serving size: 1 cup
|Net carbs||8.8 g|
|Total carbs||12.1 g|