The benefits of eating turnips extends beyond adding extraordinary flavour to your cooking. The heath benefits of eating turnips goes back to ancient times when turnips were used in many natural remedies. Eating organically grown means you get the full benefits of the produce and without any nasties.
1. TURNIPS ARE CURRENTLY IN SEASON
The best time to eat fruit and veggies are when they are in season. This is when they are their freshest, and normally at the lower end of the price scale.
2. TURNIPS TURBO BOOST THE FLAVOUR AT DINNER TIME
For an extra boost of nutrition and flavour, add turnips to soups and stews at the same cooking stage as you would potatoes.
If you have fussy eaters in your house they often turn their nose up at turnips, however adding turnips to a slow cooked meals, stews and other meat and veggie dishes gives your dish much more depth of flavour. They blend well and act like a stock, bringing out the flavours of the your dish alive.
3. TURNIPS CHANGE UP YOUR SALAD
When you add turnips to a salad they can be used in place of radishes.
Also they are insane in a coleslaw served as a side or in a wrap. Use shredded turnip instead of cabbage in your next slaw.
4.TURNIPS .ENHANCE YOUR STIR FRYS
We do have a fussy eater in our house. The first time I added turnips to a teriyaki stirfry, I sliced the turnips up in small slices with the carrots and cooked them well so they blended in sight unseen.
The end result even surprised me, the flavour of the meal was so much richer and the only difference was the addition of the turnips - True Story! My fussy friend said it was one of the best stir fries I had ever cooked - which inspired me to try other dishes - and all turned out super tasty!
5. TURNPS IMPROVE YOUR DIGESTION & GUT HEALTH SIGNIFICANTLY
Being high and fibre and low in calories, turnips can help with keeping your digestive tract on track! They do this by stimulating the production of gastric juices which aid digestion and promote easy movement through the digestive system!
6 .TURNIPS BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY
Turnips are a terrific source of vitamin C, with one cup of cooked turnips equating to about 30 percent of your daily intake!
A study published in the Annals of Nutrition and Medicine found that increasing your vitamin C intake not only helps to fight off respiratory tract infection such as the common cold, but can also reduce the impact of other health problems such as pneumonia, malaria, and digestive tract issues.
If that was not astonishing enough, the turnip contains compounds called glucosinolates that are associated with reducing the risk of some cancers
7. TURNIPS STORE WELL
By placing them in a cool, dark and wellventilated area, turnips can last up to 6 months! Turnips can also be frozen after peeling and blanching (which helps to preserve them), last up to a year in the freezer!
8.TURNIPS ARE EASY TO PREPARE AND EAT
Roasted, boiled, baked, sautéed, steamed, mashed or raw turnips have a myriad of uses! They go great as a garnish on salads by cutting them into thin slices and can even be shredded for a next-level coleslaw! They can be a healthy substitute for potatoes, adding nutrition and flavour to soups, stews, veggie bakes!