Turnip Greens: How to Use, Prep & Store

You might also know it as: turnip leaves, turnip tops

Taste: spicy, sharp, bitter, similar to mustard greens

How to buy: Select greens that are crisp and deep green in color.

How to eat: Turnip greens are smaller and more tender than collards. Use in salads or for cooking, and add to soups, stews, or simply sauté for an easy side dish. Cooking mellows the flavor.

How to store: Store unwashed in a perforated plastic bag.

Health Benefits

Rich in calcium, turnip greens are also loaded with glucosinolates, natural sulfur-containing compounds which have been shown to suppress DNA damage and, according to early research, reduce the risk of prostate cancer when dietary intake is high.12