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What is turnip? About the ingredient turnip. Including 208 recipes with turnip, nutrition data, and where to find it.


The turnip's root is high only in vitamin C. The green leaves of the turnip top ("turnip greens") are a good source of vitamin A, folate, vitamin C, vitamin K and calcium. Turnip greens are high in lutein (8.5 mg / 100g).

The most common type of turnip is mostly white-skinned apart from the upper 1–6 centimeters, which protrude above the ground and are purple, red, or greenish wherever sunlight has fallen. This above-ground part develops from stem tissue, but is fused with the root. The interior flesh is entirely white. The entire root is roughly conical, but can be occasionally tomato-shaped, about 5–20 centimeters in diameter, and lacks side roots.

Turnip leaves are sometimes eaten as "turnip greens" ("turnip tops" in the UK), and they resemble mustard greens in flavor. Turnip greens are a common side dish in southeastern US cooking, primarily during late fall and winter.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup, cubes (156g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 34Calories from Fat 1
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.1g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 24mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 7.9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 4.7
Protein 1.1g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 30%
Calcium 5% Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Turnip is usually found in the produce section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Turnip is a member of the Vegetables and Vegetable Products USDA nutritional food group.

How much does turnip weigh?

measure grams
1 cup, cubes 156
1 cup, mashed 230

In Chinese:芜菁
British (UK) term: Turnip
en français:navets
en español:nabos

Recipes using turnip

There are 201 recipes that contain this ingredient.

Au Gratin Turnips and Potatoes
Best Vegetable Burgers
Corned Beef and Cabbage
Hearty Stovetop Beef Stew
Lemony Glazed Turnips and Carrots
Mixed Vegetable Salad with Maple, Soy Sauce and Mustard Vinaigrette
Spicy Winter Vegetable Chowder
Super-Moist Roast Turkey

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