Scientific Name: Brassica rapa subsp. rapa
Country of Origin: South America
Turnips boast a mild, crisp, tender flesh with a surprisingly delicate flavor. They are often prepared much like radishes: pickled, steamed, added to stir-fry, or grated raw into salad. Turnip greens are also edible, though mature greens can have an intense bitter taste. Turnips are high in vitamin C.