Turnips are fat free, cholesterol free, low sodium, excellent source of vitamin C.
How to Select
Select pearly, heavy turnips without soft spots and fresh leaves if still attached. Small to medium ones are sweetest.
How to Store
Store turnips in the refrigerator in a plastic bag for only a few days since they get bitter with prolonged storage.
5 Ways to Enjoy Turnips in the Winter!
- Baked, Boiled or Steamed. Use turnips any way you would use a potato, and then some. Try them baked or boiled in stews, soups and stir-fries, or lightly steamed with some butter, salt or lemon juice for flavor.
- Mash ‘em! And you thought you could only mash potatoes! Mashed turnips add a little kick to this unique recipe.
- A New Kind of Coleslaw. Enjoy shredded turnip instead of cabbage in your
next batch of homemade coleslaw.
- Julienne Them. Turnips make a great matchstick garnish for any dish. Just cut into really thin slices and garnish as desired.
- Eat ‘em Raw. Slice young turnips and eat raw with a dip or peanut butter or add shredded raw turnips to salads.
References: www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org, accessed January 29th, 2014