What Is A Turnip?


A turnip is a fleshy, white, bulbous root vegetable with a purple top that grows easily around the world and is eaten by man and beast alike.  
Turnips are best consumed young and sweet, as like most of us they become bitter and coarse with age. Keep them in a cool place until you’re ready to boil, steam, mash, glaze or purée them. Turnips can also be eaten raw.  
European in origin, turnips are used frequently in Britain and France in stews and soups, including the traditional French pot-au-feu. Because they can absorb fat easily, they are often served with fatty meats such as duck.  
Turnip greens are a soul food staple that may be boiled, sautéed, steamed or stir-fried. 

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