Salad turnips have a flavor that is peppery and sweet, delicate, and almost fruit like. Unlike other turnips, salad turnips are crisp and juicy and delicious raw, as is, or chopped or grated into salads or slaws. When cooked, they develop a buttery flavor and when roasted at high-temperatures, their sweetness increases. The turnip tops are also tasty quickly sauteed with garlic and olive oil.
Nutrition: Turnips are rich in Vitamin C, folic acid, and potassium as well as low in calories and high in dietary fiber. They're a cousin to cabbage and contain two phytochemicals; indoles and sulforaphane that are wonderful for removing excess estrogens in the body and are cancer protective.