For more of a sweet and tender flavour, turnips are best being pulled up when they are still quite small. Turnips possess an abundance of vitamins and minerals. They are a great source of B vitamins, whilst also being high in vitamins A, C, E and K to name a few.
Vitamin A is great at protecting your eyes, especially when it comes to age related deterioration. Whereas vitamin C is known for keeping your immune system happy and healthy.
It’s not just the bulb that has a wealth of flavour, the leaves do too! As part of the Brassicaceae family, they are equally as nutritious as cruciferous greens, much like broccoli and kale.
When harvested in the morning, turnip greens possess a pungent flavour that are best when consumed within a couple of hours of harvesting. Just one cup of cooked turnip greens contains 1.15mg of iron.