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Are turnips supposed to taste like radishes?

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Are turnips supposed to taste like radishes?

Post  ETNRedClay on 5/24/2014, 12:34 pm

And do they get any more mild if you cook them?

Because I was severely disappointed when I pulled one, washed, and bit.... Radish all the way, so what's the point?
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Re: Are turnips supposed to taste like radishes?

Post  brainchasm on 5/24/2014, 12:52 pm

That wasn't a turnip then!  Very Happy 

Unless you were eating the greens?  Those can be radishy, and yes those will mellow with cooking.  Cooking the turnip itself also mellows any flavors, though I can't think that there should be any...

Was it spicy, or was it maybe bitter?  There is a chemical in turnips and rutabegas that you can be sensitive to (genetically) that could make those veggies intolerably bitter.

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Post  ETNRedClay on 5/24/2014, 1:49 pm

It was a white bottom and purple top and it was THAT part that tasted just like a red round radish.  Hugely disappointing because I don't LIKE red round radishes. 
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Re: Are turnips supposed to taste like radishes?

Post  walshevak on 5/24/2014, 5:06 pm

I find they taste very similar, but the radish is much more peppery.  I prefer rutabegas to turnips and grow seventop variety turnips for only the greens.  The greens are naturally  bitter and an acquired taste, but I grew up eating them and mustard greens, also bitter.  Because of the bitterness, I like to cook them with cure pork. 

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