The baby turnip is a root vegetable. The exact origin is unknown, but wild forms of the turnip are found over west Asia and Europe. Turnip is mostly round and white-skinned apart from the upper 1–6 centimeters which are purple, red, or greenish. The interior flesh is white, yellow, orange or red. The taproot is thin and approximately 10 centimeters long. Turnip can weigh up to about 1 kilogram. Baby Turnips have less pungent flavor than the normal turnip and tastes similar to raw cabbage or radishes. Most baby turnips can be eaten whole, including their leaves.
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Baby turnips are available from South Africa
Calcium, Copper, Fiber, Folate, Manganese, Vitamin B6 and C.
The turnip is mostly round and white-skinned apart from the upper 1–6 centimeters which are purple, red, or greenish.View Baby turnips
Wash the baby turnips. Then slice them or add them whole into a dish.Consumption
Baby turnip has a mild flavour and can be eaten alone, but are commonly added to a dish. Baby turnip can be added raw or cooked. Baby turnip is commonly eaten whole.When to eat
Turnips should be firm, smooth bulbs which are free of cracks. Smaller specimens are generally sweeter. Store turnips in the refrigerator.
Did you know?
- A Turnip is a term for an old fashioned oversized pocket watch.
- The turnip was a well-established crop in Hellenistic and Roman times, which leads to the assumption that it was brought into cultivation earlier. But Zohary and Hopf note that "there are almost no archeological records available" to help determine its earlier history and domestication.