Turnip leaves are slightly hairy, yet still edible as turnip greens. Enjoy fresh turnips just as you would a carrot, a delightful substitute! They are quite tasty backed with grated cheese or in a cooked salad.
Turnips are a popular root vegetable of European origin related to the cabbage and radish. They are beautiful light to vivid purple near the turnip greens, fading to a bright white. Inside its delightful thin skin is the crisp white fleshy root. Although turnips sometimes have a yellowish flesh, the majority are bright white.