Turnips are members of the cruciferous family of vegetables best known for their potent cancer-fighting activity.
A favorite in Great Britain, young turnips have a delicate, slightly sweet taste that becomes almost “buttery” when roasted. Older turnips, however, become stronger in flavor and coarser in texture.
Selecting and Storing Turnips
Look for fresh turnips that are small, yet heavy for their size. The roots should be firm and the greens should be brightly-colored. Store turnips in a cool (55°F), well-ventilated area such as a root cellar.