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Turnips

Availability

You can buy turnips from February until August but their main growing season is from March until July.

 

Storage and Handling

Store in the refrigerator in a plastic bag. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.

 

History

Turnips have been a popular vegetable since Roman times.

 

Facts

  • This white root is a prized vegetable in many cuisines and is used often in French and Japanese cooking
  • Varieties vary in size and shape with roots being generally round or a flattened globe shape
  • Turnips have a delicate flavour and are best eaten when young and tender; older turnips have a stronger flavor

 

Growing Facts

  • Plant in August for a pre-summer crop of February to April for an autumn crop
  • Turnips take about six to 10 weeks to mature to a good size

Nutrition Information

1 cup diced = 134 g

  Average Quantity per serving % Daily Intake per serve Average Quantity per 100 g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 145/35 2% 108/26
Protein (g) 1 2% 0.8
Fat, total (g) 0.4 1% 0.3
- saturated (g) 0.05 0% 0.04
Available carbohydrate (g) 5 2% 3.7
- sugars (g) 4.7 5% 3.5
Dietary Fibre (g) 3.6 0.12 2.7
Sodium (mg) 77.72 3% 58
Vitamin C (mg) 34 84% RDI* 25
Folate (µg) 20.0 10% RDI* 15
Niacin (mg) 1.0 10% RDI* 0.8
Calcium (mg) 79 10% RDI* 59

Percentage Daily Intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ

Your daily Intakes may be higher or lower depending on your energy needs

*Recommended Dietary Intake (Average Adult)

Source: FOODfiles 2016

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