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As a root vegetable usually associated with beets or potatoes, turnips are actually more closely related to cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. Turnips are one of the oldest and hardiest vegetables, and it's believed that they originated in eastern Asia, where they grew wild when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Later, it was widely cultivated throughout the Roman Empire.
Today it's commonly grown in temperate climates worldwide, and there there are more than 30 different varieties of turnips. The most common type is known as the purple-top turnip, which has a white part that remains underground, while the purple color comes from where the sun has hit. However, it's important to note that a turnip actually refers to rutabaga in certain parts of the United Kingdom and Canada.
Unlike most other vegetables, you can eat the turnip's leafy greens and its root. When biting into a turnip, you might notice a slight spiciness. This flavor makes the turnip a perfect pairing with other root vegetables or those with stronger flavors, such as ginger. If you're using older turnips in cooking, you might notice a slight mustard flavor, which often mellows once you cook it.
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