Nutrition Benefits

Vitamin C: helps heal cuts and helps the immune system.

Low in sodium: may help reduce high blood pressure.


Turnips are generally white with a purple top. Select heavy turnips without soft spots and fresh leaves if still attached. Small to medium ones are the sweetest.


Store turnips in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for only 2-3 days since they get bitter with prolonged storage.


Scrub under running water to remove all soil.


Peel and enjoy them raw or cooked.

Slice them and add them to a salad or vegetable tray.

Place whole turnips, halves, or slices in a baking dish and cover. Bake at 350⁰ for 45 minutes, or until tender.

To enhance the flavor of turnips, use garlic, coriander, cumin, chili powder, or cardamom.


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