Turnips (Brassica rapa)

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turnip or white turnip (Brassica rapa subsp. rapa) is a root vegetable commonly grown in temperate climates worldwide for its white, bulbous taproot. The word turnip is a compound of tur- as in turned/rounded on a lathe and neep, derived from Latin napus, the word for the plant. Small,

  • Turnips (Brassicarapa)

The turnip or white turnip is root vegetable commonly grown in temperate climates worldwide for its white, bulbous taproot. Small tender varieties are grown for human consumption, while larger varieties are grown as feed for  livestock.

Nutritive value

The dry matter, CP and TDN contents of turnip are 8-10%, 12-13%, 75-80%, respectively. Of the two types grown, yellow fleshed cultivars have more  dry

 

matter content than the white fleshed cultivars.

Deleterious factors

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If given to dairy cows at or just before milking time, may taint milk. The volatile compound responsible for the taint is absorbed from the air  by

the milk and is not passed through the   cow.