When kids help make healthy food, they are more likely to try it. Show kids how to: ❁ wash produce under cool running water. A vegetable brush works well on turnips. ❁ use a vegetable peeler to remove only a thin layer of skin from vegetables. ❁ measure ingredients and stir them together.
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■ Remove turnip greens from the root and store separately in an open or perforated plastic bag in the refrigerator. Use within a few days.
■ Refrigerate turnip roots unwashed in a loosely closed plastic bag. Use within 1 week for best flavor.
There are over 30 varieties of turnips which differ in size, color, flavor and usage.
❁ Choose turnips that are smooth skinned without cuts or soft spots. They should be firm and heavy for their size.