Don’t toss those tops! Turnip Greens are nature’s medicine. Fact is, raw turnip greens provides you with a fantastic natural whole food source of Vitamin E and Vitamin C. On top of that, turnip greens are filled with usable Calcium, lots of Folate and all the essential amino acids. And an amazing amount of beta-carotene and Vitamin K!
Excellent Source of:
Protein (contains all essential Amino Acids)
Serving Size 55g (~1 cup chopped)
Amount Per Serving
Calories from fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 22 mg
Total Carbohydrate 4 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 0 g
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your Daily value may be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs.
Turnip Greens Smoothie Recipe:
1 cup Turnip greens, chopped
~3/4 cup water
The sweet tropical creaminess complements the Turnip greens perfectly.
Turnip greens facts. Most people are familiar with the better known tasty root part of the Turnip but few take advantage of the amazing nutritional value of turnip greens. Turnips have been cultivated for nearly 4,000 years. Most of the varieties we have today come from the varieties developed by the ancient Greeks and Romans.
As typical, if you wish to have turnip greens easily available, you should grow your own. Finding turnip greens can be difficult in the store, they are almost never sold alone as greens but can be found with roots attached. We’ve found that farmers markets are great sources for turnip greens – just let the farmers know you want them and they are usually more than happy to keep them for you since most customers don’t want the greens when they purchase turnips. Store your turnip greens in the refrigerator without the root attached and try to use them within four days.
* Nutrition Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference