• What we call a “turnip” in Nova Scotia is actually known as a “rutabaga” in other parts of North America.
• Turnips were a staple item in the diet of early pioneers.
• Turnips provide a healthy serving of fibre, vitamin C, vitamin B6, folate and potassium.
Storage, Preparation and Cooking Tips
• Turnip is best stored between 0-4 °C. They store well in root cellars and other locations that have low humidity.
• To prepare, turnip must be washed, trimmed and peeled. Turnip can be enjoyed roasted, baked and boiled or it can be enjoyed raw alongside other vegetables.