Salad Turnips are not quite alike to the regular turnip. The shape and the bite help you notice that these vegetables are the same species, but their softness and their sweet and fruity flavor isn’t the same. They are soft even when raw to cut it smoothly with a butter knife. The greens of the turnips are also edible and very delicious.
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Order: Brassicales
- Family: Brassicaceae
- Genus: Brassica
- Species: B. Rapa
- Binomial Name: Brassica rapa
Salad Turnip Trivia
- Turnips were crucial in the culture of Ancient Greece and Rome
- They were vastly used in Germany during WWI when Germans had a low supply of potatoes and meat.
- In Roman times, people used to throw turnips at unpopular figures as a weapon