Shop for turnips that have smooth firm skin and feel heavy, without any bruises or cuts. They should be purple at one end fading into white at the other end.

...25 calories
35% rda of vitamin C 80mg of sodium, 8g carbs

A three to four ounce turnip had about 25 calories and about 30 to 40% of the vitamin C you need daily. It has about 80mg of sodium and 8g of carbs, 3g of fiber and 5g of sugar. They are available year round but peak October through March. They are mostly used cut up in soups and stews, but can make an interesting side dish.

You can use turnips much like potatoes. Boil them for mashed turnips, or boil and bake. You can slice them or stuff them mixed with cheese and bacon. Make a carrot and turnip casserole, topped with french fried onion rings. In fact you can even make turnip fries! Use your imagination and enjoy. MMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmm!