A root vegetable; its shape resembles a bulb. They are typically purple and white with leafy greens attached.
The first records of turnips come from the Middle East, Persia, and eastern Asia.
Jacques Cartier, a French explorer, brought turnips to North America in 1541, when he planted them in Canada.
Turnips are high in dietary fiber, vitamin C, calcium, potassium, copper, and folate.
New Oxford Book of Food Plants by John Vaughan et al. (2009)
“Turnip” from the New World Encyclopedia https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Turnip
“Turnip and Its Hybrid Offspring” https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/archives/parsons/publications/vegetabletravelers/turnip.html