Saturday, May 18, 2013
Don't Turnip Your Nose At This Veggie
With one third of the calories found in potatoes, the turnip is chock full of nutrients -- vitamin C, fiber, folic acid, manganese, copper and panthothenic acid. It's also an excellent source of vitamins B6, E and riboflavin. A root vegetable, the turnip is low in both fat and calories. One cup of raw turnips has just 35 calories and 0.13 grams of fat. Turnips actually provide at least 20% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin C, which helps fight asthma symptoms. The Vitamin C can also help ease bruising. The insoluble fiber found in turnips also offers protection against heart disease. Of course, the other benefits of the nutrients found in turnips are far reaching. They assist with cancer, capillary fragility, cataracts, homocysteine levels, macular degeneration and multiple sclerosis. So how do you prepare this vegetable that's available all year-around but flourishes come fall?