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Turnip


Also known as: 
Shalgam. 

Description:  
The turnip or white turnip is a root vegetable commonly grown in temperate climates worldwide. It is white skinned which slightly protrude above the ground and are purple ,red or green. The flesh inside is entirely white and the entire root is roughly conical in shape. Turnip leaves can also be used. It has a pleasant but slightly bitter flavour.

Commonly used in: 
Turnips can be mashed, baked, boiled, cooked in stews, soups and stir-fries, or lightly steamed with some butter, salt or lemon juice for flavor. The leaves can be steamed or sautéed with garlic, olive oil and onion. 

Health benefit: 
Turnips are rich in Vitamin C, minerals and fibres. The leaves are rich in antioxidants and helps with digestion.