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Turnips are often confused with their cousin the rutabaga, but you can tell these two root vegetables apart by their size and colour—turnips are smaller and have a bright white flesh that is generally crunchy and stringy in texture.

How to pick

Choose turnips that are bright white and vibrant pink, with no brown spots or bruises. They should smell slightly, but never release a strong or spicy odour.

How to store

Wrap turnips in a perforated bag and store for 3 or 4 days on the fridge’s lower shelf.

How to prepare

Turnips can be eaten in countless ways—cooked, sautéed, au gratin, mashed, or even as chips. Some even enjoy their subtle flavour raw.