info: Turnip is a root vegetable with a crisp texture and mildly sweet flavor. A good source of vitamins A and C, as well as calcium.
storage: Trim greens and store separately, wrapped in loose paper towels, in the refirgerator for 2-3days.
Store the uncut root for up to one month in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator.
preparation: Wash in cold water. Trim root stem and peel. Chop, grate, dice, or cube to desired size/consistency.
Eat raw in salads. To cook – Boil, roast, steam, bake, stir-fry, and/or mash turnips. They also make an excellent addition to soups and stews.
from Turnip: Human Use
Pliny the Elder writes that he considered the turnip one of the most important vegetables of his day, stating “it should be spoken of immediately after corn, or the bean, at all events; for next to these two productions, there is no plant that is of more extensive use.” …read more