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Turnip (White): Natural Food

Get your fill of vitamin C from turnips.
Get your fill of vitamin C from turnips.
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Nutritional Information:

Excellent source of vitamin C.

What to Look For:

Choose ones with smooth white and purple skin. They should be small to medium in size, about 2 to 3 inches in diameter, and should feel heavy.

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Easy Storage and Preparation:

They will keep for a week or more if refrigerated. To use, cut off the root and greens, and peel.

Best Uses:

Cook in boiling, salted water for 15 to 25 minutes. Serve mashed, glazed or in stews. Complements stronger meats and game. Good with caraway seed, chives, parsley and pepper.

 

NOTE: An excellent source contains more than 20 percent of the Daily Value for that nutrient. A good source contains between 10 and 19 percent of the Daily Value.

Source: Copyright © 2000 by Ellen Haas.

From the book "Great Adventures in Food" By Ellen Haas.

Used with permission of St. Martin's Press, LLC.

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