Hakurei turnip is member of brassica family just like a regular turnip that’s more common in the west. They are sweet in mild in taste and that’s why they are also called salad turnips since it’s this taste that allows them to be widely used in salads.
They are a big part of Japanese cuisine but now when all cuisines are global so are the harikei turnips. Chefs also use them in stir fryies and sautes. They are rather healthy and should be part of your diet routine.
Hakurei Turnip Trivia
- It’s a new variety developed in the 20th century
- It’s also known as Tokyo turnip
- They came about to battle the food shortage after WW2.