A third follower said: “Traditionally, in Cornwall and other parts of the celtic world, ‘swede’ is referred to as ‘turnip’ so the two terms are interchangeable, but the actual ingredient of a pasty is ‘swede’.”
However, lots of followers sided with Ruth on this occasion.
“Ruth is right.. it’s a Swede. Sorry Eamonn but get over it you lost this one,” a third social media follower remarked.
“Sorry Eamonn but #ruthisright the big yellow flesh vegetable is a swede and the smaller white flesh vegetable is a turnip,” another added.
Whatever the result, one fan thanked the host for brightening up her day.
“B****y love you @EamonnHolmes you never fail to make me smile even on the toughest of day,” the message read.