Turnip Greens- Bitter To the Taste but Sweet for Your Health!

turnip greens

 

The Champ of the Cruciferous Vegetables

Turnip greens have unlimited potential in safeguarding our health because of their stellar nutritional profile. The high levels of nutrients in Turnip Greens can enhance health and help prevent disease. They are a Cruciferous vegetable and research has shown that some of its cancer fighting properties top Cabbage, Kale, Cauliflower, and Broccoli. They have a bitter taste which can be attributed to their high Calcium content. In fact, Turnip Greens have 4 times more Calcium than Cabbage and twice the Calcium of Mustard Greens.

Health Benefits:

Turnip greens contain a wide variety of Phytonutrients including Carotenoids, Flavonoids, and Glucosinolates.  Glucosinates are a unique sulfur-containing compound that not only linked to cancer prevention but also to the support of detoxification processes in our cells.

Additional Health Benefits include:

  • Excellent Source of Vitamin K
  • When cooked, abundant in Vitamins A, C, Folate, Manganese and Fiber
  • Anti-inflammatory Properties
  • Healthy Skin and Hair
  • Fights Anemia
  • Osteoporosis Prevention

For more information on the best preparation and detailed information of the health benefits of Turnip Greens. Read the source information noted below:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/285961.php

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=144#healthbenefits

http://www.naturalhealth365.com/turnip.html/

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