Turnip: benefits and properties

turnip He turnip It is a vegetable that belongs to the family of cruciferous (like watercress and cabbage), which as you probably know, comprises 380 genera and approximately 3,000 different species.

Among these different varieties, we can highlight especially the turnip of May, turnip of autumn, turnip snowball, turnip stanis and one of the most precious: the nabito of Teltow, which stands out for its small size and white color.

Although today it is possible to buy turnip at any time of the year, the truth is that it is during the fall months when we can find it in larger quantities in supermarkets and specialty stores.

Nutritional benefits of the turnip

From a nutritional point of view, the turnip stands out from the start due to its high content of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, and low caloric intake and carbohydrates.

Therefore, we are facing an interesting vegetable not only in healthy and balanced diets, but also in weight loss diets, thanks above all to its high content in water and fiber.

Regarding both the vitamins and the different minerals that it contributes, we can highlight:

  • Minerals: calcium, phosphorus, potassium and iodine.
  • Vitamins: vitamin A, C, E and vitamins of group B (especially B1, B2, B3 and B6).

Also, as we indicated in the previous lines, we must not forget its interesting content in antioxidants.

Turnip properties

The turnip is a useful vegetable for the digestive system, helping in turn to improve intestinal transit (suitable especially in case of occasional constipation). We owe this benefit on the one hand to its fiber content, and on the other to water.

Precisely thanks to this presence of water, and also in certain minerals, it is a diuretic vegetable that helps eliminate toxins, purify our body and reduce fluid retention.

Because of its antioxidant content, the turnip is useful when it comes to strengthening the bones and regenerating collagen.

turnip profits

Nutritional values ​​of the turnip


10 kcal.


1 g.


1 g.


0.2 g.


1.2 g.





Vitamin B1

0.03 mg.


32 mg.

Vitamin B2

0.03 mg.


15 mg.

Vitamin B3

0.4 mg.


30 mg.

Vitamin C

29 mg.


322 mg.

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