Not Your Grandma’s Turnip

If you usually turn your nose up at turnips, you may be in for a sweet surprise with this sweet snacking turnip! This turnip is not like the one grandma used to try to get you to eat.  It has a creamy white flesh that is mild and sweet, and even juicy. I promise these things are good – simply wash and enjoy! You can eat the white bulb and then use the greens in your salad. Check out this video of my 2 year old eating turnips – yes, he asks for them and yes, he really does like them.

This two year old loves his turnips.

By the way, turnips are loaded with fiber and vitamins K, A, C, E, B1, B3, B5, B6, B2 and folate (one of the B vitamins), as well as minerals like manganese, potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium and copper. They are also a good source of phosphorus, omega-3 fatty acids and protein – that’s right, there are omega-3’s in turnips, not just fish oil and flax seed. 

Get your turnips (and more) at this week’s Vegetable Drive Thru!

Friday, 4/17 from 4-6pm

Saturday, 4/18 from 10am-12pm

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