When to Buy/In Season:
How to Select:
Look for: firm, unblemished turnips, heavy for their size with fresh tops
Organic fans believe the flavor of the turnipsis better if unpeeled; conventionally grown turnipsshould be peeled before eating.
How to Store:
Store: remove tops, if any. Refrigerate tops and turnips in crisper or wrapped. Use turnips within a week or so. Use tops as soon as possible
To Freeze from fresh:
Preparation: Peel and dice.
Blanch: Blanch 2 minutes, chill in iced water for 2 minutes, spread on a tray and freeze for 30 minutes. Pack into freezer bags, remove air, label and seal.
Freeze: (0F) up to six months
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