Turnips are starchy vegetables. Their sprouts and leaves are also edible and highly nutritious. Baby turnips are quite delicious, tender and sweet and thus, can be added to salads and eaten raw.
Let’s check out the amazing benefits of turnips:
Though the root is most widely used, its top fresh greens are much more nutritious, being several times richer in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Turnip greens supports the body’s digestive system because of its high fiber content.
This cruciferous vegetable contain high levels of antioxidants, glucosinolates and phytochemicals, which reduce the risk of cancer.
Possessing great anti-inflammatory properties due to the presence of large amounts of vitamin K, turnips help in preventing heart attacks, heart strokes and other heart ailments.
Turnips are an important source of potassium and calcium. Both are vital for healthy bone growth and maintenance. Regular consumption of turnip inhibits joint damage and risk of osteoporosis.