Turnips are a cruciferous vegetable which means they are low in calories but high in many nutrients, especially fiber and vitamin C. You might be surprised to discover Turnips are also a source of protein.

When eating Turnips, don’t forget about the greens! Turnip greens have more nutrients than the roots including 115% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin K which is vital for eye, skin, and lung health.

An easy and highly recommended way to eat both parts of the Turnip is to add the greens as a boost to your salad and slice the Turnips right on top. You can also use the greens anywhere you would use spinach; in salads, pastas, or sauteed as its own side dish. Your younger eaters might enjoy eating mashed turnips – boil the turnips with potatoes and/or other root vegetables then mash and top with delicious green onions and cheese!

Spicy Skillet Turnip Greens

Mashed Turnips and Potatoes

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