Before cooking turnips, you will have to clean them. To do this, simply scrub with a vegetable brush under running water UNLESS you're baking them. Peeling is optional as well, but can be done most easily with a vegetable peeler. To chop, begin by carefully cutting in half so you have a flat surface.
Just so, is turnip leaves edible?
Everything you need to know about turnip greens. Both the root and the leaves of the turnip are edible, but turnip greens refer specifically to the stem and leafy green part of the plant.
Are turnips good for you to eat?
Turnips are loaded with fiber and vitamins K, A, C, E, B1, B3, B5, B6, B2 and folate (one of the B vitamins), as well as minerals like manganese, potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium and copper. They are also a good source of phosphorus, omega-3 fatty acids and protein.
How do you clean and cook turnip greens?
Part 1 Preparing the Turnip Greens
- Wash the greens. Rinse the turnip greens under cold, running water, scrubbing them gently with your fingers.
- Remove the stems. Cut the stems off at the base of each leaf using a sharp knife.
- Tear apart the leaves.
- Sprinkle with lemon juice.