Turnip is a plant from a cabbage sort. This is one of the most ancient cultural plants. Turnip was entered into culture about 40 centuries ago. Ancient Egyptians and Greeks widely cultivated turnip, but considered it as food of slaves and poorest peasants. In Russia turnip since ancient times was the major food product, however later it was replaced by potatoes. In the Russian culture turnip plays a special role. There is a famous Russian national fairy tale about it. People do cough syrup, and also vitamin salads of turnip.