Get to Know Turnips - The Produce Moms

It was my pleasure to be back on Indy Style this week.  This time I brought a good friend of Indy Fruit with me, Mike Kocher of Peaper Brothers Farm.  Peaper Brothers Produce has been farming turnips for over 100 years & as you may remember from a previous blog I LOVE TURNIPS!

Get to Know Turnips | Turnips on IndyStyle

DID YOU KNOW…

  • Turnips are a root vegetable
  • Plenty of antioxidants, vitamins & minerals—Great source of Vitamin C
  • Great source of fiber
  • Available year-round & always affordable
  • And my favorite—Turnips are LOW CARB and when you roast them… I promise they taste like a starchy potato.

Turnips are delicious raw, but simple to roast too!

Turnips are delicious raw, but simple to roast too!

my favorite way to enjoy turnips - oven roasted!

My favorite way to enjoy turnips—oven roasted!

OVEN ROASTED TURNIPS

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Oven Roasted Turnips
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Course Side Dishes
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Vegetarian
Cook Time 25-35 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 3 turnip
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Vegetarian
Cook Time 25-35 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 3 turnip
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
Votes: 5
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Peel & dice turnips. Toss with olive oil & salt/pepper.
  3. Form a single layer on a baking sheet & roast for 25-35 minutes. Turnips will be soft & a golden brown color when done.

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Add turnips to your grocery list this week!  Let me know what you think… it’s not that people dislike turnips — it’s that most consumers have never tried turnips!  Don’t be so sheltered.

xoxo Produce Mom

Lori Taylor

Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms, a lifestyle media brand and community of passionate fresh produce advocates with a mission to inspire everyone, especially children, to eat more fruits and vegetables. For ten years Lori sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States. Today, Lori and her team are fully focused on educating consumers about fresh produce, introducing them to produce brands, engaging the produce industry with consumers in inspiring conversations, and promoting public policy to protect and increase the availability of fresh produce at American schools. Her work has been featured on Oprah.com, MarthaStewart.com, Huff Post, Real Simple Magazine, US Kids Magazines, GQ Magazine, Hallmark Channel as well as ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC affiliates throughout the US. Lori is the host of The Produce Moms Podcast, a seasoned Keynote Speaker, a recipient of many produce industry accolades (including Produce Business 40 Under 40, Vance Agribusiness 40 Under 40, and The Packer 25), and is currently writing her first book. Lori resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband Chip, their two sons Joe & Mac, and their Great Dane.

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