Turnips are a root vegetable with many uses. It is a good source of vitamin C (especially the greens), vitamin A, folic acid and calcium. The greens can be used in salads or cooked like spinach. I have found that the greens are easily overcooked so I would advice sautéing some garlic and/or onions in oil, and adding the greens to cook briefly at the end. Do not delay in eating them as they will continue to cook/steam in the dish! Some like the roots raw. They taste much like a radish. Cooked roots compliment potatoes, are tasty on their own or used in other preparations. This recipe is a favorite for our family. We love the sweet flavor of these steamed turnips.