Turnips . . .
Our turnips have grown very well this year. They will be part of our Thanksgiving dinner!
Even the children love the "mash" made this way. The proportions can be varied depending on your family's taste.
5 lb potato, peeled, cooked and mashed
1 large turnip, peeled & cooked. Add to potato and mash.
1 lb carrots, cleaned & cooked. Add to potato& turnip. Mash.
Butter to taste
Milk - enough to make mixture smooth.
Salt & pepper
And for the more adventuresome
Add 2-4 T prepared horseradish (to prepare Horseradish)
Mix in well.
Heat & serve.
Health Benefits of Turnips: Turnips are a "starch" vegetable, but provide only one third the amount of calories as an equal amount of potatoes. Turnips provide an excellent source of vitamin C, fiber, folic acid, manganese, pantothenic acid and copper. They also offer a very good source of thiamine, potassium, niacin and magnesium. In addition, they are a good source of vitamin B6 and E, folic acid, and riboflavin.
Turnip greens are more nutrition dense than the root. The greens provide an excellent source of vitamins A, B6, C, E, folic acid, calcium, copper, fiber, and manganese.
Information from Every Nutrient.com