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Turnip

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Did You Know? Turnips are a root vegetable and in season from June to October in Illinois. They can be eaten raw or cooked, and taste similar to a potato. You can also eat the turnip greens if they are still attached to the root!

Turnips

Turnip Nutrition

Turnips are a good source of vitamin C and potassium.

Choosing and Storing Turnips

Turnips can come in a variety of colors. Look for turnips that have no cuts, bruised, or soft areas. Greens should be fresh and green. Store in the refrigerator at home for 2-3 days in a plastic bag.

Food group: 
Vegetables
Food season: 
Summer
Fall