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Turnip

Turnip is essentially a root vegetable that is a member of the Cruciferae family. This vegetable is usually grown in regions that experience temperate climates. It roughly resembles the size of an apple. The small and tender varieties are for human consumption while the bigger ones are kept for feeding livestock. The turnips are usually white in color from the bottom till halfway and become light purple, red or green according to the sunlight that has fallen on them, till the top. The leaves of the turnip are also edible and are eaten as turnip greens. Check out the nutritional value and health and nutrition benefits of eating turnips.

Health Benefits of Turnip

  • Good physique and no excess fat because of low calories
  • High quantity of Vitamin C and anti-oxidants help curb free radicals and destructive oxidation reactions
  • Lowers the risk of obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and cancers of the stomach, pancreas, bladder, and lung diseases
  • Prevents and heals up a wide range of health problems because of high nutrient content
  • Very rich source of calcium, phosphor, folic acid and magnesium, essential for all-round development of human body
  • Helps prevent cataracts and cardiovascular disease due to large amount of lutein


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