Benefits of Turnips
What health benefits do turnips have
Turnips are a nutritionpacked but often overlooked fall vegetable. A member of the cruciferous family along with broccoli, cauliflower and kale, they are rich in glucosinolates, compounds believed to have antioxidant properties. Oh, and they taste great! You should prepare and eat both the turnip root (the bulbous bottom part) and the greens. The bulb is high in vitamin C, while the greens are a good source of vitamins C and K, folate and calcium. One cup of turnip bulb and greens provides 35 calories and 8 grams of quality carbohydrates along with 3 grams of fiber, a little more than 1 gram of protein and 14 percent of the dietary reference intake for potassium.