Turnips are a member of the Cabbage family and grow underground as a root vegetable. Turnips have an appearance and shape that is round and bulbous. They have a white exterior with a purple, green or reddish tones to its upper parts that have been exposed to sunlight.
Turnips contain an abundant supply of vitamin C.
Baby turnips are as the name suggests are a smaller sized Turnips and are about the same size as large radishes and have a subtle and sweet taste. the size of large radishes and have a sweet, delicate taste, while winter turnips are more pungent and peppery. Turnip leaves or ‘greens’ can also be eaten boiled, steamed, stir-fried or grated into salads.
Winter turnips have a stronger and slightly spicy flavour.. Turnip leaves or ‘greens’ can also be eaten boiled, steamed, stir-fried or grated into salads.