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Turnip

Turnip

Turnip (Brassica rapa subsp. Rapa) is a vegetable plant belonging to the brassicaceae family. It has been cultivated for centuries and consumed as a vegetable. There are thirty different varieties of turnips. The root can take many forms and the vegetable has a wide variety of colors. The one designating a failed film has a stem about 80 cm high and small yellow flowers. The turnip vegetable should be eaten cooked, usually in soups, mashed potatoes, gratin or in a planter. Forage turnips are used for animal feed.

Turnip Culture

When to sow turnips ? A distinction must be made between summer turnips and spring species which, as their names indicate, are sown at different times. Turnips must be planted in common soil or rich in humus. It is also necessary to offer them a sunny or semi-shaded exposure. They can be planted in the ground in the garden or in the vegetable patch or in a tunnel. In this case, the spring turnips must be sown during the month of February. The turnip reaches a height of between 50 and 150 cm. Its foliage is just as edible as a vegetable and it is often eaten in soups.

Turnip recipes

Somewhat dethroned by the potato, the turnip, rich in potassium, once occupied a prominent place on the plates. To make a turnip curry, which can be accompanied by semolina or rice, boil half a liter of water with a cube of chicken broth. We then peel five round turnips and three yellow onions which we brown in olive oil. We wet with the broth. We add curry and turmeric, and after having covered everything, we wait until the turnips become very tender to serve.

Virtues of Turnip

The consumption of crucifers like turnips, thanks to its vitamins and sulfur compounds, can contribute to the prevention of certain cancers (lungs, ovaries and kidneys). Turnips are also a popular food in Chinese medicine. Raw turnip juice clears your throat, clears your throat, helps digestion, reduces skin problems and relieves nausea. Find the turnip seeds in the shop!

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