Salad Turnips

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Salad turnips, small white turnips, with leaves attached, on a white and black plaid tablecloth

Jul 9th, 2011, by Alex Zorach

These salad turnips were for sale at the Clark Park Farmer's Market; they were grown by the Pennypack Farm in Horsham, PA.

Salad turnips are a particular variety of turnip; they are generally white like these here, in contrast to the purple color of normal turnips. Salad turnips are usually described as being a lot like radishes in texture, but milder in flavor.

Personally, I like color, and I love eating turnips raw, so I often prefer to just eat regular turnips. However, regular turnips can often have a slightly softer texture which makes them slightly less enjoyable in a salad.

I'm not honestly sure if I've consumed these or not; I have definitely consumed roots like these, mixed in with a bowl of raw radishes, and I enjoyed them. Whether they were these, or some other white variety of radish or turnip, I do not know!