From the vegetable kingdom they obtain many roots; the pomme blanche, or white turnip, is very common in their prairies.
"Don't forget how good the white turnip is for chilblains," said the Scotchman.
As a cure, Dr. Handel recommends the juice of the white turnip to be given to drink instead of water.
When nearly done, add three large potatoes sliced, two or three slices of white turnip, and one large parsnip cut in slices.
Cut a carrot, white turnip, parsnip, and a small head of green cabbage in round slices the size of a silver half dollar.
They are said to keep better than any other bulb, and to be sweeter and more nutritious than the cabbage or white turnip.
The composition of the radish indicates a nutritive value less than that of the white turnip.