November 21st, 2014

Purple Top Turnips

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purple top turnip

Another delicious member of the brassica family, purple top turnips are generally the last turnips to make it to our CSA shares.  These storage crops have a somewhat spicy flavor and can be enjoyed raw or cooked. Purple top turnips have a distinct flavor that works well in braises and stews. Turnip root is high in Vitamin C, and the leaves are high in good source of vitamin A, folate, vitamin C, vitamin K and calcium.


Storage

Turnips should last for several weeks stored loosely in a plastic bag in the crisper drawer.


Preparation

Wash thoroughly and peel.  Roots are very versatile, can be eaten raw, pickled, roasted, and stewed.


Recipes

Irish Lamb & Turnip Stew

Turnip Gratin with Thyme & Mustard

 Shaved Root Vegetable Salad

Purple Top Turnip & Apple Slaw

Turnip & Parsnip Breakfast Hash

Turnip & Kohlrabi Pakoras

All About Turnips

Beef Stew with Red Wine and Herbs

Root Vegetable Gratin

 

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